Archeologists discover skeleton in Amphipolis tomb

Archeologists have announced the discovery of a skeleton in the third chamber of the tomb in Amphipolis. At about 1.6 meters…

Archeologists have announced the discovery of a skeleton in the third chamber of the tomb in Amphipolis. At about 1.6 meters beneath the tomb’s floor, the archeologists found a large grave constructed from limestone, measuring 3.23 x 1.56 meters.

Within the limestone grave a wooden coffin was discovered, along with iron and bronze nails, bone and glass fragments that were likely decorations. Parts of the skeleton were found both within and outside of the wooden coffin. The archeological team will be carrying out a detailed investigation of the remains.

The Minister of Culture Kostas Tasoulas will give an interview at the Amphipolis Museum on the 22nd of November, to comment on the recent findings and the next phase of archeological efforts. The head of the archeological dig, Mrs. Katerina Peristeri, will present the excavation findings in at the Culture Ministry in Athens n the 29th of November.

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