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Amphipolis Tomb in Greece Among Top 10 Discoveries of 2014

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The carved stone sphinxes sitting atop the entranceway to the Amphipolis tomb.

A mosaic of the god Pluto abducting Persephone covers the tomb's second chamber’s floor.

A mosaic of the god Pluto abducting Persephone covers the tomb’s second chamber’s floor.

The editors of ARCHAEOLOGY, a publication of the Archaeological Institute of America, recently revealed the year’s most compelling finds and have included the tomb discovered in Amphipolis, Greece.

“Ever since the discovery of the largest known Greek tomb was announced in August, archaeology buffs around the world have been eagerly awaiting each successive bit of news from the site,” ARCHAEOLOGY’s editors said.

“The Amphipolis tomb, which dates to the time of Alexander the Great, is a prime example of how archaeology can captivate the public imagination and easily earned a spot on our list of the Top 10 Discoveries of 2014.”

Top 10 Discoveries of 2014

  1. Under Stonehenge – Wiltshire, England
  2. Seaton Down Hoard – Devon, England
  3. Greece’s Biggest Tomb – Amphipolis, Greece
  4. Buddhism, in the Beginning – Lumbini, Nepal
  5. Decoding Neanderthal Genetics – Jerusalem, Israel
  6. Canada Finds Erebus – Victoria Strait, Canada
  7. Sunken Byzantine Basilica – Lake Iznik, Turkey
  8. Mummification Before the Pharaohs – York, England
  9. Bluetooth’s Fortress – Køge, Denmark
  10. Naia—the 13,000-Year-Old Native American – Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
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