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Gold and the port were the cause for the rise of ancient Amphipolis

12 September 2014 / 15:09:56  GRReporter
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"At the archaeological site in Vergina we discovered significant graves. The most interesting discoveries include three royal funerals in which the bodies were laid in precious funerary vessels. They were found unexpectedly in the agora (the main square – author’s note) of the ancient city of Aegae in 2008-2009. The archaeological, anthropological and historical data directed us to the assumption that Heracles, the son of Alexander the Great and the Persian Barsina, who was killed in 309 BC by order of Cassander, was probably laid in the most opulent among them."

More pictures of the caryatids in Amphipolis are available in our updated photo report.

Tags: HistoryArchaeologyTomb in AmphipolisCaryatidsVerginaExcavationsThe large moundRoyal gravesChrysoula Saatsoglou-PaliadeliManolis Andronikos
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