Amphipolis tomb: Human representations discovered on epistyles

The archeologists in Amphipolis have discovered traces of human representations on the tomb’s epistyles, which will become…

The archeologists in Amphipolis have discovered traces of human representations on the tomb’s epistyles, which will become more visible after conservation work has been carried out. The Minister of Culture Kostas Tasoulas told journalists on Saturday that the published photographs “do not do justice” to the tomb and argued that the unique artifact is the crown archeological find in the region and beyond.

Mr. Tasoulas revealed that the results of the geophysical survey of Kasta Hill, where the tomb is housed, will be available in the next few days, provided the weather conditions do not alter significantly. Mr. Tasoulas argued that the survey will point out any other potentially hidden structures and monuments.

Regarding the skeleton that was discovered inside the tomb, the Minister explained that a suitable science body is being sought out in order to carry out the necessary tests. Speculation regarding the identity of the person to whom the skeleton and tomb belong to has been rife, with some hinting towards Alexander the Great, while others dispute such a possibility, citing historic reports suggesting the tombs has an other high-profile «resident».

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