Thursday, September 11, 2014

Greek Ministry of Culture, Press Release 11-09-2014

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11 September, 2014

Continued excavations on the hill castes Amphipolis from KH Archaeological.

Today, removed the first Domos wall sealing front of the caryatids and revealed the continuity of cheiridoton robes two sculptures. (Photo 1)

The robes bear exceptional art folds. (Photo 2.3).

The caryatids, from the outside, appears to slightly lift the coat them with the same hand. (Photo 4). Parts of the face and the pole eastern Caryatids, found during the excavation and attributed to the sculpture. (Photo 5).

The members of the multidisciplinary team found that the inner arms of the Caryatids not supporting the architrave, as there are no links molyvdochoisis or processing of the lower surface of the architrave, to justify in terms of support.

Further work removing the sandy soil in the area in front of and behind the diaphragm wall with caryatids. Until the level of the marble roof, the two side walls are covered with marble pillars, which mimic the precinct.

At the same time, the technical work proceeded on bracing and shore up the monument, the space behind the caryatids:

  1. Oloklirothike the bracing on the north side of the second diaphragm wall with caryatids and the south side of the third diaphragm wall.
  2. Oloklirothike the antistirixi- shore up the dome in place, behind the caryatids.
  3. taken additional measures to protect western Caryatid, by placing vertical shore up either side. The requirement for additional shore up due to finding additional vertical crack in the head, due to increased compressive load, which is mainly to support the marble slab of the roof and the western part of the architrave.
  4. Completed safe shore up the marble slab roof.
Continued surveying section of the enclosure, revealed this year, right and left of the entrance of the burial monument, with satellite and terrestrial geodetic methods (three-dimensional digital scan). In addition, work began surveying documentation surroundings of the monumental complex.

Finally, for the protection of the monument and workers placed arrester on top of the hill.

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