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The ancient Macedonian “Amphipolis Tomb” to be open to public

Culture and Sports Minister Lydia Koniordou revealed that the ancient Macedonian Kasta Tomb also known as the Amphipolis Tomb will open to public most probably in three years time. Speaking at a press conference during the presentation of a new temporary exhibition on the Emperor Hadrian at the National Archaeological …

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Amphipolis: Five skeletons in the tomb; VIP-dead was a woman; Olympias scenario

Greek Culture Ministry released new information and new pictures regarding the mystery ancient tomb of Apmphipolis. The dead  buried in Amphipolis tomb were five,” a press release uploaded in the Ministry website said, adding that that “one skeleton belonged to a woman, two to men, one to a newborn, while …

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Amphipolis: archaeologists discover skeleton and nails from wooden coffin

The tomb of Amphipolis rewards excavators! According to a press release issued by the Greek Ministry of Culture on Wednesday, archaeologists discovered a human skeleton and several nails apparently from a wooden coffin. The findings have been discovered under the floor of the third chamber of the tomb, in a …

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Amphipolis: Much Ado about a mysterious tomb without dead?

Excavations in the mysterious tomb of Amphipolis seem to have hit the big wall of deadlock. After having horizontally dug through three chambers, archeologists realized that there is no a fourth chamber, no sarcophagus, no bones of the deceased, no… nothing. so, the whole of the huge tomb was set …

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Amphipolis: Sphinxes’s wings discovered; Video from inside the tomb released

Greek Culture Ministry released footage from inside the mysterious ancient tomb of Amphipolis. In a press conference held on Tuesday afternoon, the Culture Ministry briefed also about the lasted findings of the ongoing excavations.              Sphinx wing fragment The latest findings unearthed are 1. fragments of the wings of the …

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Amphipolis: archaeologists discover missing Sphinx head

One surprise follows the next: archaeologists discovered the head of one of the Sphinxes guarding the entrance of the ancient tomb in Amphipolis. The head made of marble was found in behind the wall after the third chamber in the inner of the tomb. The head is 0.60m high and …

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Amphipolis’ Kebab & Persephone’s Gyros: 4,000 vendors want to open souvlaki grills near the ancient tomb

Funding the excavations and promoting the mysterious ancient tomb of Amphipolis, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras had an inner desire: to see the area blooming and attract thousands if not millions tourists every year.  Growth and development and revenues at full speed. And, indeed.  Samaras’ wish seems to come into fulfillment, …

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Amphipolis tomb: Professor claims “the Feet of Caryatids are Greek” and triggers outrage

A Forestry Professor who apparently loves to pseydo-analyses the origins of ancient statues based on podiatric criteria sent an e-mail to the press woman in charge for the communication of the excavations in ancient tomb of Amphipolis; Yes, we have such a position here: press office of Amphipolis tomb excavations…  …

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The Palace where Alexander the Great was born revealed in “coastal” Pella

The Palace where Alexander the Great was born is being revealed and archaeologists estimate that the site will be able to receive visitors as of summer 2021. The palace is located in Pella, western Macedonia, northern Greece. In this building, part of which was excavated in 1957, when no one …

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Application for following St. Paul’s footsteps through Greece

Next time you’re on vacation in Greece, SaintPaulSteps can guide you along the saint’s path during his evangelization on the the Hellenic peninsula. This app contains special features for different cities, including Kavala, Filippos, Amphipolis, Thessaloniki or Athens. It tells the history of the place, as well as what happened …

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Starting slowing in the New Year…

I need to start slowly this year because 2014 ended lots of unpleasant incidents, with marine and politcial shipwrecks, with drama, agony and tears. The number of dead and missing from the fire on the Norman Atlantic still remains unclear. A group of relatives of  Greek passengers who have not …

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