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Restoration Works at Amphipolis’ Kasta Hill Advance

Restoration and support works on the Kasta tomb at the Amphipolis site in northern Greece, are set to be completed by August.

Lucky Visitors Get Chance to Enter Amphipolis’ Kasta Tomb

Dozens of visitors had the chance to enter the largest tomb discovered in Greece, at Amphipolis, which dates back to Alexander the Great’s era.

Greece Aims to Establish Amphipolis as Archaeological Tourism Destination

The Culture Ministry has secured 276,000 euros in funding for works on the Amphipolis site to include the construction of a walking routes network. 

Amphipolis Site Restoration Enters €1.5m EU Funding Program

Authorities have managed to secure 1.5 million euros in EU funding for the restoration, maintenance and promotion of the Kasta tomb at the Amphipolis site.

Culture Ministry to Re-submit Request for Amphipolis Funding

Culture ministry officials will meet next week with Central Macedonia Region and NSRF authorities to discuss funding for the Amphipolis project.

EU, Regional Funds to Go Towards Further Amphipolis Site Works

A total of 2.5 million euros has been allocated for excavation and restoration works at the ancient Amphipolis site in northern Greece.

Greek Culture Minister Allots €2.5m for Kasta Hill, Amphipolis Works

The culture ministry in Greece has allocated 2.5 million euros for restoration works at Kasta Hill, the excavation site of the Amphipolis tomb.

Greece’s Ancient Amphipolis Site May Reveal Second Structure

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 Finds Still Causing Stir

The archaeologist leading the excavation works at the Amphipolis site in northern Greece, which a year ago had the world on edge as to the identity of the person buried there, revealed last week, that the ancient tomb may belong to a close companion of Alexander the Great, Hephaestion.

Culture Ministry Announces Protective Measures for Amphipolis Site

The culture ministry announced that it was moving ahead with measures for the protection of the Amphipolis excavation site in northern Greece, which a year ago had the world on edge as to the identity of the person buried there, many hoping it was the grave of Alexander the Great.

New Twist in Amphipolis Dig, ‘Skeletons Meaningless’, Says Archaeologist

In the latest developments concerning the identity of the person buried at Amphipolis, which has had the world on edge since August 2014, the archaeologist leading the excavation has said that the skeletal remains were not of primary importance.

Amphipolis Findings to be Announced by January 20

Findings pertaining to the identity of the person buried in Amphipolis, northern Greece, as well as initial results of the geophysical survey of the greater area will be announced by January 20, the culture ministry said on Wednesday.

Pottery, Coins Found at Greece’s Amphipolis Dig, Signs of Ancient Crane

Progress made on the excavations at Amphipolis and particularly at the Kasta Hill site -- the first official announcement on this tomb since August 10 -- was presented at a press conference on Saturday at the Greek Culture Ministry.