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Greek Archaeologist: 'Amphipolis Tomb Not Constructed For Alexander The Great's Pal'

Greek archaeologist, excavator and professor of classical archaeology Panagiotis Faklaris told Greek radio on Thursday that there is no indication that the Amphipolis tomb has any connection to Hephaestion or that Alexander the Great had ordered its construction. "There is...

Hephaestion's Monogram Found at Amphipolis Tomb

Katerina Peristeri, the archaeologist in charge of the excavation of the Amphipolis tomb, presented a new finding that may reveal the identity of the individual initially buried in the tomb. During a conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, Peristeri said that her...

Archaeological Restoration of the Amphipolis Tomb a Possibility

Greece’s Central Archaeological Council (KAS) will convene on Tuesday to decide on whether to approve a study for the maintenance and restoration of the Amphipolis tomb. The discovery of the ancient burial monument on the Kasta hill in northern Greece...

The Carbon-14 Dating of the Amphipolis Tomb

*By Andrew Chugg At the end of January this year the Greek Ministry of Culture commissioned various tests on the bones found in the burial chamber of the Amphipolis tomb. These were specified to include carbon-14 (radiocarbon) dating. Additionally, it...

Amphipolis Tomb Mystery Remains Unsolved Due to Greek Crisis

A year ago archaeologists came across a unique monument, the largest ancient Greek tomb that has ever been found in the country. The Amphipolis tomb, built on Casta hill, near Serres, northern Greece, attracted media attention from across the globe since it was believed...

Conflict Over Amphipolis Tomb Continues

The conflict regarding the ancient Greek tomb that was unearthed last year in Amphipolis is still ongoing, while chief archaeologist Katerina Peristeri appears defensive. In a recent interview, she spoke about an article published in Greek newspaper Avgi, which doubted the validity...

Greek Academic: Amphipolis Was a Ploy to Distract Greeks from Harsh Measures

"The Amphipolis tomb excavation was a badly staged play to distract Greek people from the harsh austerity measures the previous government was implementing," noted the general secretary of the Athens Archaeological Institute Vasilios Petratos. Petratos, also an academic, said that the...

E-Ticket to Acropolis Archaeolgical Site from June

The electronic ticket will be applied from June starting from the archaeological site of the Acropolis with aim to be applied to all Greek archaeological sites by the end of the year, Greek Alternate Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis stated...

Greek Deputy Culture Minister: Amphipolis Excavation Doesn't Need Further Financing

Greek Deputy Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis has earlier ruled out the possibility of a potential new funding in support of the Amphipolis excavation. While in a visit on site, where he was toured by archaeologist Katerina Peristeri, the Minister was asked...

Northern Greece in a State of Emergency due to Floods

The region of Serres in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, northern Greece, has been declared in a state of emergency by local authorities due to floods caused after several days of continuous heavy rainfall that destroyed crops and seriously damaged...