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Greece’s Ancient Amphipolis Site May Reveal Second Structure

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Ongoing excavation works at the Amphipolis tomb, which has had the world on edge as to the identity of the person buried there, may have uncovered a new structure.

Amphipolis_Sphinx_l_15246_1According to a survey conducted by the Thessaloniki University Department of Geophysics, a second smaller monument at a depth of approximately two meters may be located on the western side of Kasta Hill.

The news of the possible findings were revealed recently by professor Grigoris Tsokas, who is heading the research team, on the sidelines of an event titled “How to Detect Buried Antiquities: The Secrets of Kasta Hill at Amphipolis”.

“We have a three-dimensional representation… We are speculating that there must be a second monument, much smaller at a depth of about two meters which requires further examination,” Tsokas said.

Amphipolis_grave_l_15341The professor added that the survey had also disclosed the existence of a covered gorge on the northeastern side of the site.

The vast grave in northeastern Greece, which dates back to Alexander the Great’s era, has thus far revealed skeletal remains and human depictions in a third area of the massive tomb.

Meanwhile, the Central Macedonia Region has proposed the archaeological site be named Cultural Heritage Site within the European Territorial Cooperation Program “Greece – Bulgaria 2014 – 2020”.

To read more about the Amphipolis discoveries, press here.

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