Amphipolis tomb: Intricate architrave decorations revealed

The archeologists working in the enigmatic ancient tomb in Amphipolis have uncovered a wealth of impressive artifacts, with…

The archeologists working in the enigmatic ancient tomb in Amphipolis have uncovered a wealth of impressive artifacts, with the Ministry of Culture publishing pictures of intricate decorations.

The latest photographs show decorations depicting human and animal divs on seven marble fragments of the architrave, which were recovered from the third chamber in the tomb. According to the Ministry’s press release, these decorated marble sections were originally installed between the marble beams of the ceiling and the supporting elements of the tomb’s walls.

While restoration efforts are still in progress, on decorated piece a painting of an animal, most likely a bull, is distinguishable, followed by two human forms, a male and female, along with also urns and other winged divs. Remarkably there are traces of color still visible, mostly red, blued and ochre.

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