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In pictures: Protecting Peru’s ancient burial site

In pictures: Protecting Peru’s ancient burial grounds (BBC) Huaca Malena is an ancient Peruvian burial site located approximately 100km (62 miles) south of the capital, Lima. It is a major cemetery of the Wari culture, a civilization which flourished in the Andes between the seventh and the 12th Century. The site was discovered by Julio Tello and Toriba Mejia Xesspe in 1925. The two Peruvian archaeologists found more than 300 bundles containing mummies. Heavily looted by grave diggers Read more […]

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The 2nd Chamber of Amphipolis

The 2nd Chamber of Amphipolis   The second chamber, the one behind the two Caryatids, is 4,5 meters wide and 3,0 meters long. The chamber floor is covered with a pictorial mosaic in glorious colors and detail.   The mosaic covers the entire floor surface of the 2nd Chamber. The mosaic is in white, black, grey, blue, red and yellow and shows a chariot pulled by two white horses and two male figures. The Charioteer is a bearded man with a laurel wreath upon his head. Running ahead Read more […]

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Greece archaeologists uncover Amphipolis floor mosaic

Greece archaeologists uncover Amphipolis floor mosaic Archaeologists unearthing a huge ancient burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered a large floor mosaic. The mosaic – 3m (10ft) wide and 4.5m (15ft) long – depicts a man with a laurel wreath driving a chariot drawn by horses and led by the god Hermes. The burial site is said to be the largest ever found in Greece. It dates from the late 4th Century BC, spurring speculation that it is linked to Alexander the Great Read more […]

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Greeks captivated by Alexander-era tomb at Amphipolis (BBC)

Greeks captivated by Alexander-era tomb at Amphipolis The discovery of an enormous tomb in northern Greece, dating to the time of Alexander the Great of Macedonia, has enthused Greeks, distracting them from a dire economic crisis. Who, they are asking, is buried within. In early August, a team of Greek archaeologists led by Katerina Peristeri unearthed what officials say is the largest burial site ever to be discovered in the country. The mound is in ancient Amphipolis, a major city of the Read more […]

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Female Sculptures Guard Amphipolis Tomb in Greece

Female Sculptures Guard Amphipolis Tomb in Greece Greek archaeologists made another amazing find on Saturday as they unearthed two finely sculpted Caryatids — female sculptures — inside a mysterious tomb from the time of Alexander the Great, in Amphipolis, about 65 miles from Thessaloniki. Carved from marble with traces of blue-and-red paint, the Caryatids were found when a team of archaeologists, led by Katerina Peristeri, removed sandy soil in front of a sealing wall. The sculptures stood Read more […]

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