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Who’s Buried in Largest Tomb in Northern Greece? New Finds Raise Intrigue

12/09/2014 Σχολιάστε

A photo of a female figurine on a wall leading to an unexplored room of an ancient tomb in Greece.

Archaeologists excavating a massive burial mound in northern Greece have uncovered this female figurine, one of a pair sculpted from marble.

PHOTOGRAPH BY CULTURE MINISTRY VIA AP

A relative of Alexander the Great may lie in the 2,300-year-old burial site.

Heather Pringle

for National Geographic

PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

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Caryatid Statues, Restored, Are Stars at Athens Museum

09/07/2014 Σχολιάστε

     

    Using specially developed laser technology, conservators at the Acropolis Museum stripped centuries of grime from the Caryatids statues, among the great divas of ancient Greece.

    Eirini Vourloumis for The New York Times

    Acropolis Maidens Glow Anew

    By LIZ ALDERMAN JULY 7, 2014

     

    ATHENS — For 2,500 years, the six sisters stood unflinching atop the Acropolis, as the fires of war blazed around them, bullets nicked their robes, and bombs scarred their curvaceous bodies. When one of them was kidnapped in the 19th century, legend had it that the other five could be heard weeping in the night.

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