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by Efstathios
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The excavation of Amphipolis continues
Replies: 11
Views: 3826

Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

Meanwhile, there is a small interview with mr. Tsokas who did the 3D tomography at Casta, and talks about two points of interest that have to be excavated, one 20m west of the sphinxes' entrance, and another one at the West, Northwest. He also commented on the hypothesized second entrance from the F...
by Efstathios
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The excavation of Amphipolis continues
Replies: 11
Views: 3826

Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

I'd like to go there and take high resolution, long exposure night images with my DSLR camera, to see what is there to see. At some point I'd like to go, since I've never visited this area, granted you can still go up to the barrier, and nothing has changed since this event. But in any case I also h...
by Efstathios
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The cry of the tomb of Alexander the Great from the desert at Siwa Oasis
Replies: 3
Views: 1369

Re: The cry of the tomb of Alexander the Great from the desert at Siwa Oasis

Indeed Michael. As for the monument found in Siwa, it is very possible that it was the original tomb of Alexander before his body was moved to Alexandria. But unfortunately details for this monument are hard to find, and are the subject of a debate.
by Efstathios
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The cry of the tomb of Alexander the Great from the desert at Siwa Oasis
Replies: 3
Views: 1369

Re: The cry of the tomb of Alexander the Great from the desert at Siwa Oasis

Why hasn't the analysis of the bones found in Casta moved forward, even thought it has been funded with 236000 euro? For the same reasons the excavation at Siwa didn't move forward. For the same reasons Casta is now covered in dirt. Because politics. Maybe because there should be no important findin...
by Efstathios
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The excavation of Amphipolis continues
Replies: 11
Views: 3826

Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

It's the white curves.

to system1988: Did you receive my reply? It isn't showing on my sent messages, only in the outbox.
by Efstathios
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The excavation of Amphipolis continues
Replies: 11
Views: 3826

Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

Fresh from FB: https://scontent.fath3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26169136_1635376559883239_1001981303077106654_n.jpg?oh=c3d882a1e47f9b125b02734309f52486&oe=5AF8CA09 From the page Amphipolis Tomb Discovery https://www.facebook.com/amphipolis.tomb.discovery/?hc_ref=ARQUgAuvBUXbe505zJwSyvfowdwpRU_xcyBUKL...
by Efstathios
Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 12947

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

The team knew of the inscription referring to Hephaestion before this whole thing hit the media. That is why they were talking of a Macedonian general all along. I wouldn't go as far as to to say it's propaganda. And i am not sure if Lefantzis and Peristeri would be talking about a Macedonian tomb s...
by Efstathios
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 12947

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

According to the latest news, Mihalis Lefantzis announced that the limestone bricks that were used behind the marble ones at the tomb came from the Amphipolis wall, and the total length that was removed from the wall is equivalent to that for the construction of the tomb. Based on coins that were fo...
by Efstathios
Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Statues of Alexander and Hephaestion, National Museum of Athens
Replies: 38
Views: 12018

Re: Statues of Alexander and Hephaestion, National Museum of Athens

And, Hephaestion is being portrayed to be the same height as Alexander, while the sources tell us he was taller.
by Efstathios
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 354475

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

So, it seems to be Hephaestion. Now it remains to be seen if he was buried there too. And why was Antigonus (or any other general) so devoted to Hephaistion as to spend thousands of talents on such a monument, when the army at Babylon had voted down Alexander's own plans for such expenditure? I did ...
by Efstathios
Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis
Replies: 1585
Views: 354475

Re: The Sphinxes Guarding the Lion Tomb Entrance at Amphipolis

Back in November they said they found coins from the 3rd century A.D, which had to be outside of the chambers since they now said that they were sealed during the 2nd century B.C. The study of the findings continues, and certain things may change. However the initial dating of the tomb hasn't. Mrs P...
by Efstathios
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: ' The lameness of king Philip II .'
Replies: 129
Views: 44974

Re: ' The lameness of king Philip II .'

I don't know if it has been mentioned but the leg with the knee wound that has been found did not come from the tombs at Vergina. At least this is what prof. Xirotiris said, as he personally send the remains from tomb I to Thessaloniki to be examined, by Andronikos request. He mentioned that there w...
by Efstathios
Wed Jul 01, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Olympias and the Katsas Tomb at Amphipolis
Replies: 107
Views: 35655

Re: Olympias and the Katsas Tomb at Amphipolis

Xenophon, you edit your posts to correct typos, but you haven't yet corrected "Katsas" into "Kasta". The hill is known as Kasta hill. As far as the rest of the argument, it has been discussed before, and without proper evidence no one can say with certainty who is and who isn't in the tomb. Of cours...
by Efstathios
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:21 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: The Probable site of Kynoskephalae battlefield 197 BC
Replies: 82
Views: 31855

Re: The Probable site of Kynoskephalae battlefield 197 BC

Xenophon, going in circles was a wrong choice of words, both armies were changing their positions, and going westwards in general. As for the positions of the ancient sites of Melamvion and Thetidion (it is "to Thetidion" Agesilaos, neutral gender, "ton" refers to the male gender) I'll see if i can ...
by Efstathios
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: The Probable site of Kynoskephalae battlefield 197 BC
Replies: 82
Views: 31855

Re: The Probable site of Kynoskephalae battlefield 197 BC

Xenophon, the thing is that the march towards Krini is not long either, these places are all closeby. Granted, Krini is a bit more to the west but not far. The sources mention that the two armies were going in circles the second day. As for the ancient Melamvion and Thetidion, there are good clues a...