The Amphipoli's Tomb - Kasta Tomb


  • The Kasta Tomb, also known as the Amphipolis Tomb,  is an ancient Macedonian tomb that was discovered inside the Kasta mound near AmphipolisCentral Macedonia, in northern Greece in 2012. The recently discovered tomb is dated to the last quarter of the 4th century B.C. Close to the tomb, lies the Lion of Amphipolis, that was originally located on the top of the Kasta Tomb and at some time in the past was moved to its current location. There is also the Archaeological Museum of Amphipolis where finds from Amphipolis and its surroundings are exhibited.

    Archaeologists have made a number of important discoveries on the site since August 2014. 

    Two marble sphinxes approximately 2 m (7 ft) tall that guard the main entrance to the tomb. A fresco, paint still visible, that mimics an Ionian peristyle, on top of which the sphinxes sit. Two female statues of the Caryatid type in the antechamber, which support the entrance to the second compartment of the tomb. A marble door, typical of Macedonian tomb doors. A mosaic—3 m (9.8 ft) wide and 4.5 m (15 ft) long—in the second chamber, which depicts Persephone abducted by the god Pluto,ruler of the underworld. An eight square metre vault and a marble door in the third chamber, where the skeletal remains of 5 individuals were found.

    Amphipoli’s tomb lies approximately 30 km from Stavros and it’s about a 25 min drive.

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