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)

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Is there a fourth chamber at Amphipolis?

It may take much more time before archeologists can confirm whether or not there is a fourth chamber in the Tomb of Amphipolis.


Work in the third chamber is progressing very slowly. They have now reached a depth of 8 meters and still don’t know how much deeper they should be digging as they find no trace of any organic residue (from ash or bones) or any inorganic remnants (a sarcophagus or some urn, for instance). The artificial trench is very instable and constantly needs better and more elaborate support, which is very time consuming.

The excavation team still hope, of course, to find some clue about the person for whom this monumental tomb was built, but under the present climatic conditions excavations will come to a halt. Temperatures underground are already below 10 degrees Centigrade and humidity has reached 80%.

It is very likely that after all, we all will have to wait till next spring for further news. Our patience will be severely tested but there is nothing we can do for now but wait and hope for the best.

4 comments:

  1. I have read in some article (in Greek) that the depth of eight meters, is taken from the keystone of the vault.

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  2. Rumors of a stairway leading further underground.
    http://en.protothema.gr/amphipolis-the-ancient-tomb-used-as-propaganda-photos-video/
    Tomorrow at 1 p.m. more information.

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    1. Strange to say the least ... In the last communique they seemed to be at a dead end, with nothing of any value in sight and no indication whatsoever towards any find. Now all of the sudden there are rumors about a staircase?
      Well, let's wait and see what tomorrow will bring.

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  3. I think this is rumors, more illusion than reality. It was assumed that tomorrow will announce who will make the geophysical exploration.

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