Monday, September 8, 2014

Article: Greece unearths two sculpted female figures in vast ancient tomb
Archaeologists have unearthed two sculpted female figures, known as Caryatids, as they slowly make their way into an ancient tomb recently discovered in Greece's northeast, the country's culture ministry said on Sunday.They mark a significant new finding in the tomb on the Amphipolis site, about 100 km (65 miles) from Greece's second-biggest city Thessaloniki, which archaeologists have hailed as a major discovery from the era of Alexander the Great.
Alexander the Great is supposed to have been buried in Egypt, but no one knows where.

This a tomb built around the time of his death, but it may belong to one of his generals or another prominent person in Macedonia.

The Caryatids are sculpted in the same style as the previously announced sphinx at the tomb entrance.

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