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Greek Teens Discover Ancient Tomb in Zagori

Two young Greeks discovered an ancient tomb near the region of Zagori. Archaeologists were excited to find that the tomb had not been looted and they estimated that it dates back to the Byzantine times. The tomb was found right...

Mycenaean Era Tombs Found in Southern Greece

Tombs dating back to the Mycenaean period 1600-1100 BC were found at the town of Kiveri in the Argolis region, in southern Greece. According to Greek mythology, Danaos, founder of the city of Argos, one of the foremost Mycenaean cities...

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...

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...

Lingering Mysteries of the Amphipolis Tomb

By Andrew Chugg* Intriguing enigmas continue to envelop the story of the Amphipolis tomb, Greece . What was the gender of the occupant? When was the tomb sealed? Who was the architect of the monument? This article unravels them all. What...

Human Representations Found in Amphipolis Tomb Epistyle

The human representations on the epistyle of the Amphipolis tomb found today, prompted Culture Minister Contanstinos Tasoulas to speak of "an unparalleled burial monument," that has "the whole world in awe." The Greek minister visited the Casta hill excavation site...

Is the Mother of Alexander the Great in the Tomb at Amphipolis? Part 7: The Skeleton

By Andrew Chugg* I wrote my initial article on this question on the morning of 6th September, a day before the announcement of the discovery of the caryatids, and I have written five more parts since, each showing how the...

Inside the Amphipolis Tomb: First Ever Video Released

The first ever video footage showing the interior of the Amphipolis tomb and excavation site was released earlier today by the Greek Culture Ministry. The 2’.10’’ long video - from which many hours of intermediate excavation process have been removed - reveals impressive...

Is the Mother of Alexander the Great in the Tomb at Amphipolis? Part 6: The Mutilation of the Sculpture

By Andrew Chugg* I wrote my initial article on this question on the morning of 6th September, a day before the announcement of the discovery of the caryatids, and I wrote a second part on 20th September and a third...