Amphipolis Tomb Entrance Fully Revealed, Pebbled Floor Uncovered
The Greek Culture Ministry has released more photographs of the excavations at the ancient tomb of Amphipolis in Greece.
According to the ministry, the last domos (photo 1) has been removed from the wall that sealed the tomb, which closed the front of the burial monument, revealing the rest of the mosaic floor.
In the center and in front of the entrance, a pebbled floor was revealed, consisting of rectangular and square shapes, surrounded by black and white rhombi/diamond shapes (photo 2). At the bottom of the facade, a strip of blue color can be seen on its fresco that runs along the side walls (photos 3, 4).
The tomb’s interior is still covered by volumes of soil, which the excavating team will continue to remove in the coming days. Restoration works will continue simultaneously.
The culture ministry added that along with the progress of the excavation, external infrastructure is being built to ensure better working conditions for those involved in the dig and to protect the monument from the weather. The monumental entrance with the Sphinxes has already been covered with a temporary roof (photo 5).
In order to technically support the research procedure lined up for the finds, an interdisciplinary research team has been created led by chief archaeologist Katerina Peristeri and consisting of a civil engineer, an architect, a topographer, a conservator and a geologist.