Well, the news just went out: the tomb of Amphipolis has been looted! At least that is what archaeologist Panagiotis Faklaris broadcasted today. He bases this statement on the fact that the tomb was filled with soil. The soil or sand filling is not new, so why did it take him so long to make this statement? Strange looters who cover up the site of a crime, unless someone took pity on the robbed resting place and poured in the sand to safeguard the remains?
In this statement Faklaris says the tomb “has been looted in the past”. Which past? How long ago?
I can’t help but finding this announcement rather vague – with all the respect to the man in the field, that is. Am I the only skeptical listener?