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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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Greek tomb at Amphipolis is ‘important discovery’

Greek tomb at Amphipolis is ‘important discovery’ Archaeologists unearthing a burial site at Amphipolis in northern Greece have made an “extremely important find”, says Greek PM Antonis Samaras. Experts believe the tomb belonged to an important figure dating back to the last quarter of the Fourth Century BC. A large mound complex has been unearthed at the Kasta hill site in the past two years. Lead archaeologist Katerina Peristeri said it certainly dated from after the death of Alexander Read more [...]

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Underwater Lost City found in China

Underwater Lost City found in China Qiandao Lake is a man-made lake located in Chun’an County, China, where archeologists have discovered in 2001 ruins of an underwater city. The city is at a depth of 26-40 meters and was named “Lion City”. There would have been 290 000 people living in this city during more than 1300 years. Touristic expeditions are projected.   Via Read more [...]

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