Alexandria's founded by Alexander

Alexandria's founded by Alexander the Great (by year BC): 334 Alexandria in Troia (Turkey) - 333 Alexandria at Issus/Alexandrette (Iskenderun, Turkey) - 332 Alexandria of Caria/by the Latmos (Alinda, Turkey) - 331 Alexandria Mygdoniae - 331 Alexandria (Egypt) - 330 Alexandria in Areia (Herat, Afghanistan) - 330 Alexandria of the Prophthasia/in Drangiana/Phrada (Farah, Afghanistan) - 330 Alexandria in Arachosia (Kandahar, Afghanistan) - 330 Alexandria in Caucasus (Begram, Afghanistan) - 329 Alexandria of the Paropanisades (Ghazni, Afghanistan) - 329 Alexandria Eschate or Ultima (Khodjend, Tajikistan) - 329 Alexandria on the Oxus (Ai-Khanoum, Afghanistan) - 329 Alexandria in Margiana (Merv, Turkmenistan) - 326 Alexandria Nicaea (on the Hydaspes, India) - 326 Alexandria Bucephala (on the Hydaspes, India) - 325 Alexandria Sogdia - 325 Alexandria Rambacia (Bela, Pakistan) - 325 Alexandria Oreitide - 325 Alexandria in Opiene (confluence of Indus & Acesines, India) - 325 Alexandria on the Indus - 325 Alexandria Xylinepolis (Patala, India) - 325 Alexandria in Carminia (Gulashkird, Iran) - 324 Alexandria-on-the-Tigris/Antiochia-in-Susiana/Charax (Spasinou Charax on the Tigris, Iraq) - ?Alexandria of Carmahle? (Kahnu)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fixing the Wings of the Sphinxes at Amphipolis

It seems that by now enough pieces of the missing wings of the Sphinxes at the entrance of the Amphipolis’ Tomb have been found to fully reconstruct them, including part of the neck belonging to the second sphinx. The Greek Ministry of Culture has now released a comprehensible drawing of what the sphinxes must look like based of these additional elements.

[Picture by the Greek Ministry of Culture]

The Ministry is also withdrawing its earlier statement about the 0,96 meters wide door that should lead to the fourth chamber. That chamber, however, is now determined as measuring 7.53 x 1.5 meters at least, i.e. much bigger than any of the previous ones.

We are still tributary of the press releases by the Greek Ministry of Culture and can only wait for the further developments.

4 comments:

  1. But, is there a fourth camera? Yes, no, maybe. Depending where you read different things. Thanks

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    1. There are times that I think they want to confuse us simply because they are not sure themselves what conclusions to draw. No other major excavation has been followed worldwide from one day to the next as this one in Amphipolis.
      If you read Manolis Andronicos' book about Vergina, it is striking that even HE is still very careful in formulating his sentences and drawing his conclusions. In my eyes that the reason why he writes in the personal "I" form. That should tell a lot, don't you think so?

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  2. New Report. A trench on the third chamber bedrock, which leads to ...
    http://www.yppo.gr/2/g22.jsp?obj_id=58972

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    1. In an effort to reach the fourth chamber in the Amphipolis tomb, the excavation crew reached an 8.4 square meter vault and found an almost intact marble door weighing 1.5 tons.
      See more at: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/10/31/eight-square-meter-vault-and-marble-door-found-in-amphipolis-tomb/#sthash.HanGvOiX.dpuf
      Let's hope the space is not caving in.

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