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The excavations of Amphipolis Tomb continue
Amphipolis Tomb |

The word “Sphinx” usually refers to a mysterious and enigmatic creature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sphinxes of Amphipolis, are slowly revealing what can be one of the most important archaeological discoveries  of our times. 

The whole of the two Sphinxes has been totally revealed after archaeologists removed 11 stones from the wall that is sealing the entrance. The sphinxes are made of Thasos marble and their height is 1,45m.  Their total height with the head would have reached approximately two meters and each of them weighs around 1,5 t. Parts of the wings were also found and this will allow their full restoration.

Archaeologists are working very hard their way into the tomb.

Stay tuned !

 

 

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