The 3rd Chamber

Excavations of the 3rd Chamber are almost complete. The Skeletal remains of the Dead were found.

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The Leaf of the Marble Door

The Marble Door that was once standing in front of the 3rd Chamber

The Leaf of the Marble Door

Date: 6/2015     source: George Rothakoglou



The Leaf of the Marble Door

This great Door has been temporarily placed near the fence of the site.

The Leaf of the Marble Door

Date: 6/2015     source: Dimitrios Kottas

The Marble Door - Close View

The Marble Door as it was captured during a visit from European Commission officials.

The Marble Door - Close View

Date: 6/2015     source: Dimitrios Kottas

The Skeleton

The bones of the Dead of Amphipolis, as found in the burial location under parts of the fallen stone arch

The Skeleton

Date: 11/2014     source: ΥΠΠΟ

Decorative Pieces from the Coffin were excavated

Pieces of coffin decoration, made from bone and glass were found inside the burial trench. Metal nails from the wooden coffin were also discovered.

Decorative Pieces from the Coffin were excavated

Date: 11/2014     source: ΥΠΠΟ

Diagram of the tomb

Created by the lead Architect Mr Michalis Lefantzis

Diagram of the tomb

Date: 11/2014

Burial trench dimensions

The outer dimensions of the burial space are 3,23m long, 1.56m wide and 1,0m deep.

Burial trench dimensions

Date: 11/2014

The burial place for the Coffin

Inside the burial chamber there is a place for the [wooden] coffin, 0.54m wide and 2.35m long.

The burial place for the Coffin

Date: 11/2014

A Skeleton is found

The skeletal remains of the Dead have been found inside and outside the [coffin] burial place. The excavated material [bones] will be carefully examined by various scientists.

A Skeleton is found

Date: 11/2014

The second leaf of the marble door

The excavations in the 3rd Chamber brought to light the second leaf of the marble door, in good condition

The second leaf of the marble door

Date: 10/2014     source: ΥΠΠΟ

The team is digging in the floor of the 3rd Chamber.

The depth so far is 1.40m and there seems to be an artificial trench of about 8sq meters, filled with sand.

The team is digging in the floor of the 3rd Chamber.

Date: 10/2014     source: ΥΠΠΟ

The tracks to guide the swing of Pivoting Marble doors

The tracks to guide the swing of Pivoting Marble doors

Date: 10/2014     source: ΥΠΠΟ

A detail view of a broken section from the Marble Pivot doors

This is one part of the western side of the [two part] Marble door, found at the entry to the 3rd Chamber.

A detail view of a broken section from the Marble Pivot doors

Date: 10/2010     source: ΥΠΠΟ

The Ceiling

The apses of the 3rd Chamber, the day that it was discovered.

The Ceiling

Date: 9/2014     source: ΥΠΠΟ

The missing marble upright that looked like a door

When the archaeologists first saw this carving, they supposed that this was door 0,96 meters wide that would lead to a possible 4th Chamber. On the announcement on October 28th, they stated that in this place there has been a marble upright that has been removed.

The missing marble upright that looked like a door

Date: 9/2014     source: ΥΠΠΟ

Supporting works inside the 3rd Chamber

Supporting works inside the 3rd Chamber

Date: 10/2014     source: ΥΠΠΟ

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