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Tomb in Crimea a Triumph of Ancient Greek Architecture

The monumental tomb known as the "Royal Kurgan of Kerch," in the Crimea, was constructed in the 4th century BC; its ancient Greek architecture is evidence of the colony there that was founded by the Greek city of Miletus,...

5 Major Greek Archaeological Finds of 2015

This year was eventful for Greece, especially in regards to the political and economic developments, however, a quick look in the past year also shows that 2015 was a year for major archaeological discoveries. The following list includes the...

Macedonian-Era Tomb Discovered During Public Works in Pella

A Macedonian era tomb was discovered within the modern settlement of Pella during sewage network constructions. According to a Culture Ministry announcement 'the interest in the new Macedonian tomb lays in its architecture. The tomb was robbed in the antiquity...

Did the Amphipolis Tomb Commemorate Hephaistion?

By Andrew Chugg* The archaeological team responsible for the recent excavation campaigns at the Amphipolis Tomb gave a lecture on 30th September 2015 in which they presented evidence which they argued indicates that the monument was built on the orders...

Greek Ministry of Culture Anticipates Full Documentation of Amphipolis' Recent Findings

On the occasion of the continuous conflict regarding the ancient Greek tomb that was unearthed last year in Amphipolis, and after the new controversial claims of Katerina Peristeri, the Greek archaeologist who is in charge of the excavation in the area, the Greek Ministry of...

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...

Ancient Greeks Feared Zombies

According to deviant burials unearthed at the necropolis of Greek colony Passo Mariano in Sicily, Italy, modern Greeks are not the first generation to fear the walking dead. According to the unique graves that were unearthed in the ancient cemetery, ancient Greeks feared...

New Archaeological Findings in Vergina, Northern Greece

Clay figurines and other important findings were unearthed by archaeologists in the Tsakiridis section in the center of the ancient Greek city Aegae in Vergina, northern Greece. The artifacts were presented as part of the Archaeological Conference on the...

Amphipolis Tomb Archaeologist 'Doesn't Care About the Skeletons'

The head archaeologists in Amphipolis, Katerina Peristeri has finally spoken after months of silence, giving a new twist to the case that piqued the international community’s interest. “We need to focus on the monument, not the bones, which for me...