Authorities Approve Restoration of Ancient Amphipolis Monument in Macedonia



The Central Archaeological Council of Greece (KAS) unanimously approved a study on how best to stabilize, restore and display the Casta Hill Monument at the Amphipolis archaeological site in Serres, Central Macedonia.

The study was approved in a meeting held on Tuesday evening in Athens, Greece.

The ancient Lion of Amphipolis

According to the architectural study that the KAS approved, the monument in Amphipolis, along with its marble perimeter wall which surrounds it and dates back to the early Hellenistic era, will be completely restored.

It will then return again at some future date to be displayed to the members of the public.

The report also presented evidence that the Lion of Amphipolis, an impressive statue in the same region, was originally placed at the summit of the tomb itself, a conclusion based on the structure of the lion sculpture and other geometrical elements.