Sunday, August 24, 2014

Amphipolis tomb entrance gradually revealed

The archaeological excavation at Kasta Tumulus in Ancient Amphipolis continues steadily, said the Culture Ministry in an announcement on Sunday.
According to the announcement "ten more stones, part of the seventh and eighth row of the sealing wall were removed with three more remaining of the eleven-row stone wall.
The adornment of the next part of the entrance of the tomb was...... revealed which is the same as the decoration of the side walls. A white coloured fresco that mimics the marble enclosure".

Rear view of the Ionic capital of one of the pilasters and the painted fresco [Credit: Greek Ministry of Culture]

Meanwhile, the side walls of the antechamber covered with Thassos marble and adorned on the upper part with ionic capitals with traces of black and red colour are gradually revealed.

Source: ANA/MPA [August 24, 2014]

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