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Greek Archaeologist: Another Monument Might be Buried at Amphipolis

A second, much smaller, monument is likely to be buried at the Casta Hill tomb site in Amphipolis, Greek archaeologists believe. According to an ANA-MPE news agency report, there is the assumption that there is another tomb, west of the...

Amphipolis Tomb Confirmed to Belong to the Era of Alexander the Great

Archaeologists and historians have confirmed that the tomb discovered at the Casta Hill of Amphipolis belongs to the era of Alexander the Great. A detailed frieze depicting a warrior wearing a distinctive Macedonian harness and the weapons of the dead leading...

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...

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...

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...

Sotheby's Selling Antiquities Claiming They Come from Amphipolis

The interest around the ancient Greek tomb of Amphipolis may have decreased dramatically over the last months, however, the “brand name” created during the excavations and thanks to the mystery regarding the dead who were buried in Casta hill,...

Amphipolis Lion not Part of Casta Hill, Researcher Tells Congress

The famed Lion of Amphipolis statue could not have been placed on the Casta hill covering a controversial tomb in northern Greece's archaeological site, specialists said at a Thessaloniki congress on Saturday, because it is too heavy to have been supported...

An Identity Crisis for the Amphipolis Tomb

By Andrew Chugg* An announcement by the Greek Ministry of Culture on 19th January 2015 has revealed that the skeletal remains uncovered by archaeologists in November 2014 within the tomb beneath the Kasta Mound at Amphipolis, Greece , comprised around...

More Ancient Structures Possibly Found at Amphipolis Tomb

While people across the globe are standing on their toes waiting for the DNA analysis results on the skeleton found in Amphipolis tomb, a scientific team from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is currently mapping the geophysical situation of the area...

Findings of the Macroscopic Analysis of Amphipolis Skeleton January 20

Greek Ministry of Culture said the results of the macroscopic study of the skeletal material from the fourth chamber and additional information on the geophysical survey carried out in the area of the Casta hill burial complex of Amphipolis,...