Archaeological Dig Finds Amphipolis Tomb; PM visits site

Archaeological Dig Finds Amphipolis Tomb; PM visits site

Greek archeologists may have made a very important discovery at the ancient city of Amphipolis, in north-eastern Greece, after two years of excavations.

A significant tomb yard has recently been uncovered on the site, with scientists being led to believe from what they have seen so far that the discovery of the actual tomb is not far away. The tomb yard dates from around 300–35- B.C and appears to be work of Deinocratis, a renowned architect of the time and a close friend of Alexander the Great. It is also enormous, with a length of about 500 meters.

Currently, the area is being heavily guarded by police.

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, and the Minister of Culture, Kostas Tassoulas, visited the site Tuesday to be briefed on developments.

The PM said the discovery “is clearly extremely important” and dates between 325-300 B.C., urging Greeks and the press to wait a few more days for very important announcements to be made.