The Mystery of Ancient Amphipolis



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Excavations conducted in a tomb in Casta, in ancient Amphipolis, have raised questions. The area is being guarded by the police while the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports is monitoring ongoing developments.

Archaeologists are wondering if they have discovered an ancient royal tomb. According to data presented by the department head of ancient monuments in northern Greece, Catherine Peristeri, excavations in Casta mound have revealed a unique world monument due to its size reaching a height of 3 meters and a total length of 497 meters.

The tomb dates back to 325-300 BC and reportedly bears the signature of famous ancient architect Dinocrates, a close friend of Alexander the Great.

According to Peristeri, major historical events had taken place in the area of Amphiboles during that period. Major generals and admirals of Alexander the Great are associated with the area,  and it is there that in 311 BC Cassander exiled and then killed the wife of Alexander the Great, Roxanne, and his son, Alexander the Fourth.

The tomb consists of foundations, supporting columns, a top part and decorations of white marble from Thassos.  It was destroyed during the Roman period and many architectural elements disappeared, some of which were discovered during excavations in the area where the famous Lion of Amphipolis is located.

Excavations in the mound of Amphipolis first started in the 1960s. Many have claimed that the tomb belongs to Alexander the Great. However, archaeologists and experts say that although the monument is really important, it is not attributed to him.

Samaras visits ancient Amphipolis
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, accompanied by his wife Georgia and Culture Minister Constantinos Tassoulas, is visiting the site of Ancient Amphipolis, in northern Greece. Samaras will also visit Kasta hill and will be guided through the ongoing archaeological excavation site.


8 COMMENTS

  1. This may be the find of the century if this is Alexander The Great’s tomb, this will also provide Greece more evidence (not that they needed it) that Alexander The Great and The Macedonians spoke Greek and always claimed to be Greeks, and that FYROM are a slavic race arrived into Europe 1000 years AFTER Alexander The Great, which they speak Bulgarian and at one time claimed to be Bulgarians…. There is only one true Macedonia and that is in Greece..

  2. This finding will be killed by teh jewfascist and their Gkeek traitors who suck their as. all to the name of burying and destroying everything Greek.

  3. Very well the most important discovery of modern times. Whether it is Alexander’s resting place or not it most certainly is a tremendous archaeological achievement.

  4. There is almost no way this is Alexander the Greats tomb. His body was hijacked by Ptolemy, on its way back to Macedonia and was brought to Alexandria where it was on display for important people for hundreds of years. Most likely his body was lost when religious extremists burned down the library of Alexandria with his body or tomb inside of it. Also, I agree that the overall Greekness of the Macedonians is undeniable. Almost every notable scholar believes they were a Greek Tribe.

  5. Whoever is buried inside will tell us a lot about Alexander. I am hoping it’s Alexander himself but even if it’s his son or wife we can examine the contents and expand our knowledge about the period in which he lived.

  6. Study Reincarnation and your earlier past lifetimes over millennia. Can any of you people remember your past lives? Useful for self-education and intellectual development. I can remember an earlier life in Minoan Crete millennia ago, based on details of age-regression, and another in Sicily in Magna Graeca in c. 400 BC, during the wars between King Dionysius and Athens. Those people I knew in that lifetime I’ve known reincarnated in this life. Reincarnation studies, if genuine, could be of use in Archaeology, linguistics, other areas of study.

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