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Something to Look Forward to

Post by Minimalist » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:53 pm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... reece.html
Archaeologists in Greece have discovered a vast tomb that they believe is connected with the reign of the warrior-king Alexander the Great, who conquered vast swathes of the ancient world between Greece and India.

The tomb, dating to around 300 BC, may have held the body of one of Alexander's generals or a member of his family. It was found beneath a huge burial mound near the ancient site of Amphipolis in northern Greece.
Archaeologists, who began excavating the site in 2012, hope to fully explore the tomb by the end of the month to determine exactly who was buried there. The site is being guarded by police while archaeologists continue their excavations.

Catherine Peristeri, the head of the ancient monuments department in northern Greece, said some of Alexander's generals and admirals had links to the area around the ancient city of Amphipolis. It was also the place where his wife, Roxana, and son, were killed in 311BC by Cassander, a Macedonian general who fought over the empire after Alexander the Great's death.
Get in there and dig, guys!
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Re: Something to Look Forward to

Post by Minimalist » Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:13 pm

A tantalizing hope that the tomb may be intact.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/scien ... 7034692959
HOPES are rising that a massive Ancient Greek tomb has remained untouched after the huge stones sealing its entrance were found to be intact.

Excavations have been conducted around the entrance to the 300BC tomb at Amphipolis in central Macedonia, constructed in the era of the conqueror Alexander the Great.

At 590m wide, it is the largest burial of its kind ever discovered in Greece.

Indications are the tomb’s ancient defences may have held.
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Post by Frank Harrist » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:40 pm

This is interesting. Keep us posted. Could be a very big deal.

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Re: Something to Look Forward to

Post by MichelleH » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:14 am

Sadly we have this:

Amphipolis Tomb May Have Been Looted

http://www.archaeology.org/news/2468-14 ... excavation
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Post by Minimalist » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:27 am

I thought they were being overly optimistic because the front door wasn't broken. Tomb robberies in Egypt have shown that they did not always go in through the door.
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Re: Something to Look Forward to

Post by Minimalist » Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:24 am

Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: Something to Look Forward to

Post by Minimalist » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:39 am

Still guessing on who is buried there.

http://www.newkerala.com/news/2014/full ... BXghRZ7NlM
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Re: Something to Look Forward to

Post by Minimalist » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:33 am

Still digging..... this ain't like it is in Hollywood!

http://news.yahoo.com/3rd-room-ancient- ... R2dGlkAw--
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Re: Something to Look Forward to

Post by Minimalist » Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:46 pm

The speculation runs rampant.

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/10 ... -laomedon/
According to the study, Amphipolis was likely the spot where Laomedon, general and close comrade of Alexander the Great, was buried. The Harvard document bolsters current theories that whoever is buried within the Casta Hill had a close connection with Alexander the Great. - See more at: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/10 ... B2BvD.dpuf


http://news.discovery.com/history/archa ... 141002.htm

Archaeologists excavating the large and mysterious mound at the Kasta Hill site at Amphipolis, Greece, have unearthed a broken marble door, Greece’s Culture Ministry announced today.

Made from marble brought from the island of Thasso, like most of the features uncovered so far in the underground space, the door fragments were found as archaeologists removed dirt from the second chamber.

Greek Tomb’s Female Forms Hint Olympias May Lie Within
Keep digging, boys.
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Re: Something to Look Forward to

Post by MichelleH » Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:15 am

Remains of Alexander the Great's Father Confirmed Found http://news.discovery.com/history/archa ... 141009.htm
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Post by E.P. Grondine » Fri Oct 10, 2014 2:35 pm

Don't know how reliable this is, but:

http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-his ... 916-002097

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Re: Something to Look Forward to

Post by Minimalist » Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:49 pm

Interesting find, E.P.
The King's Shropshire Light Infantry (KSLI), a regiment of the British Army formed in 1881, was posted to Thessalonika in Greece in 1915 at the request of the Greek Prime Minister and spent nearly three years fighting the Bulgarians in Macedonia.
Perhaps it took them three years to beat the Bulgarians because they were busy digging up graves!
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Re: Something to Look Forward to

Post by Minimalist » Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:12 am

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science- ... mb-n224241
Archaeologists digging through an ancient tomb in Amphipolis in northern Greece have uncovered a floor mosaic that covers the whole area of a room seen as the antechamber to the main burial site. The mosaic, 3 meters (10 feet) long and 4.5 meters (15 feet) wide, depicts a horseman with a laurel wreath driving a chariot drawn by two horses and preceded by the god Hermes.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: Something to Look Forward to

Post by kbs2244 » Mon Oct 13, 2014 2:06 pm

Hey!!
It is only his dad.
Where is the real guy??

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Re: Something to Look Forward to

Post by Ernie L » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:44 pm

kbs2244 wrote:Hey!!
It is only his dad.
Where is the real guy??
That was at another tomb site where they claim the tomb is that of Philip II ..at Vergina . The newly opened tomb that has caused such a stir is the Kasta Hill site at Amphipolis . Occupant(s) not yet determined.

The caryatids are quite stunning. It is quite the shock to see that the marble of the statues and the entrance chambers was once painted. Quite vividly no less.

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/09 ... t-updates/
http://www.theamphipolistomb.com/

fly over..nice video..however the first 10 seconds or so is an advertisement
http://youtu.be/gJ0Uw1xbEqE
Regards Ernie

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