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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

Amphipolis Included in Top Ten Discoveries of 2014

The tomb of Amphipolis was included in the “Top 10 Discoveries of 2014” list that was published in archaeology.org, a leading website in the field of archaeology. The discovery of the largest Greek tomb at Casta Hill was a...

Alexander the Great Coins Found in Amphipolis Tomb

Coins depicting the face of Alexander the Great were discovered inside the Amphipolis tomb, Greece, announced head of excavations Katerina Peristeri during a press conference on Saturday. Peristeri said that the coins are dated around the 2nd century B.C., the...

Amphipolis Tomb: Monument Despoiled Says Head Archaeologist at the Last Press Conference

Katerina Peristeri who led the excavation process at Amphipolis Tomb and head of the Antiquities Ephorate in Serres, northern Greece spoke about the excavation. Meanwhile, ministry officials noted that this will be the final press conference regarding the excavation, as...