Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Greek Ministry of Culture, Press Release 26-08-2014

translated from the Greek Ministry of Culture

original source: http://www.yppo.gr/2/g22.jsp?obj_id=58172

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26 August, 2014

Ongoing excavations in the tomb caste, Amphipolis, the KH Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities. Removed the last Domos (foto1) from the wall sealing, which was closing the front of the funerary monument, revealing the continuity of the mosaic floor.

In the center and in front of the entrance, disclosed pebbled floor, consisting of rectangular and square shapes, surrounded by black and white diamonds. (photo 2). At the bottom of the facade appears in fresco film, blue color, which is monitored and the side walls. (Photo 3.4). Continued removal of soil from the atrium, two meters in width about the wall of the entrance. The interior is covered even by volume of soil, which will be removed, with special attention in the coming days. Also performed systematically maintenance and fixing both the front of the monument, and the interior space of the disclosed.

Along with the progress of the excavation created the worksite infrastructure, which will ensure better working conditions for workers and safer protection in funerary monument of the weather. Today, and completed the installation of a temporary roof covering the outside of the monument. (photo 5).

Finally, under the direction of Mr. K.. Peristeri created interdisciplinary team consisting of specialists in civil engineering, architectural, geotechnical, surveying, maintenance and geologist, which will provide the necessary technical support level studies and work required to ensure the monument. Priority was given to studies and for the runoff of rainwater, for static strengthening disclosed walls for maintaining surfaces of varying textures and colors.

The work will employ the interdisciplinary working group in the next few days. With the progress of revelation of the monument will be issued a new press release.

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