The geological mapping of the tomb of Kasta in Amphipolis was published

The geological mapping of the tomb of Kasta in Amphipolis was published

Athens, December 23, 2014/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

An end to the suspense on what the “X-rays” of the tomb of Kastas in Amphipolis will show, puts the Ministry of Culture, issuing a statement that publishes the results of the geophysical and geological mapping.

The language of the press release is quite scientific, focusing mainly on the methodology using specific terms and concludes that there have been identified elements requiring archaeological investigation and that the research will continue when the weather conditions permit it.

Very interesting is the point were it is mentioned that “the investigation confirmed that the hill has a mixed structure, with most of it being natural, while the anthropogenic backfill takes up a relatively small part in comparison.

The dome seems to have been absed and erected within a trench, which was opened in geological formations of the slopes of the existing hill, which ends a few meters north of the dome”.