Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Greek Ministry of Culture, Press Release 30-09-2014

translated from the Greek Ministry of Culture

original source: http://www.yppo.gr/2/g22.jsp?obj_id=58633

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30 September, 2014

Continued from KH Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, archaeological research in the funerary complex Kasta Hill Amphipolis. Removed the last two levels of the sealing wall in front of the second septal wall (photo 1), revealing whole marble pedestals (photo 2), on which stand the Caryatids.

The decoration of the piers is a continuation of the marble revetment walls. It consists of marble blocks with peritainia. The height of the pedestals is 1.40., Width 1,36m. 0,72m and thickness. The total height of the statue and pedestal is 3,67m. (Photo 3). The second floor is elevated by 0.07 M. Trace blue color detected in front of the upper surface, (photo 4).

Continued also the excavations on the site behind the Caryatids, by removing soil to a depth of 1.5m. revealing the continuity of the marble revetment walls, as in the previous room, and a large part of the doorway that leads to the third space.

Completed, yet Work supports adding columns in the first place and also placed second in the horizontal struts to proceed apochomatosi. Furthermore, with continued apochomatosis in doorway third diaphragm wall, work began shoring third space.

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