Request for inclusion of the tomb of Amphipolis in UNESCO World Heritage

Request for inclusion of the tomb of Amphipolis in UNESCO World Heritage

 

By Spiros Sideris – Athens

The Region of Central Macedonia started the process of the integration of the archaeological site of Amphipolis in the World Heritage of UNESCO, as the findings are already in the hands of archaeologists, but also the estimates of the group led by Katerina Peristeri for what is expected to be identified in the near future, make the integration of the archaeological site in the world monuments of mankind a priority.

“The latest developments in the hill of “Kasta” make the integration of the archaeological site of Amphipolis in World Heritage of UNESCO an immediate priority”, the Deputy Governor of Serres, John Moyssiadis, told AMNA.

As he said, “the belief of the Region of Central Macedonia is that with the rapid developments in the Tomb of “Kasta”, our county may be included in the world monuments of Humanity, as all necessary actions are being taken”.

As Emmanouilidou, in charge of UNESCO in Serres, reported, the scientific committee will prepare the documentation of a proposal to be submitted to UNESCO, which will include all the details about Amphipolis.

Ongoing excavations and shield works continue

At the same time, the excavations on the hill of “Kasta” continue seamlessly, with chief archaeologist Katerina Peristeri giving priority to the shielding of the archaeological finds and the protection of the monument from the weather.

Sarantos Kargakos insists on Amphipolis: The tomb belongs to Alexander the Great

The historian and author Sarantos Kargakos speaking in the evening newscast of Alpha on Tuesday, said he believes that the tomb belongs to Alexander the Great.

“The monument shows that this is the tomb of a very eminent man. Who was more eminent than Alexander?”, he said.

“Olympiada would not have left the remains of her son. It affirms my belief that my hunch is right”, he added, explaining that: “the fact that she did not go to Babylon, where the relics of Alexander stayed for two years, nor did she attend the transfer from Alexandria to Babylon makes me think that this woman, who dominated in Macedonia until 316, might have transferred the relics of her son in Macedonia in secrecy”.