Inside the Amphipolis Tomb: First Ever Video Released



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The first ever video footage showing the interior of the Amphipolis tomb and excavation site was released earlier today by the Greek Culture Ministry. The 2’.10’’ long video – from which many hours of intermediate excavation process have been removed – reveals impressive details on the disclosure of the tomb’s mosaic and as the Ministry’s press release notes, the footage is raw with natural sound.

In the footage, an archaeologist is removing fallen limestones from the tomb’s third chamber and proceeding with the mosaic’s conservation. Watch the video below:

In addition, the Gree has released more photos from the site, showing parts of the Sphinxes’ wings, while the discovered sections permit full recovery of the impressive caryatids “guarding” the tomb’s entrance. A relevant draft, elaborated by the Ministry’s associating architect Michalis Lefantzis, was also presented today for the first time. It gives a clear idea of the two Sphinxes’ original shape.

In addition, Greek authorities released more photos from the site, showing parts of the Sphinxes wings, while the sections permit full recovery of the impressive “guarding” the Ancient Greek tomb’s entrance. A relevant draft, elaborated by the associating architect, Michalis Lefantzis, was also presented today for the first time (see it below).

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