Amphipolis Tomb to be Open to Public in 2020, Minister Says

The minister said that European and Regional funds had already been earmarked for the project that is bound to become a major tourist draw in the region.

The Amphipolis Tomb, a massive burial mound complex dating to the era of Alexander the Great near the ancient city of Amphipolis in Greece’s northern Macedonia region, will be opened to the public in 2020, the country’s culture minister has said.

“It is a very complex monument that requires step-by-step restoration and additional studies depending on what is unearthed [from excavations],” Lydia Koniordou said on Wednesday.

“Work will be constantly monitored,” she added.

Koniordou said that restoration works will be financed by the Central Macedonia regional authority (1.5 million euros) and the European Union’s regional development program known as Interreg (1.3 million euros).

She said the funds earmarked for the project should be enough to make the tomb accessible to visitors. However more additional funds will likely be needed to continue excavations in the wider area around the tomb.


Read More


Newly Found Clay Plaque Hailed as Oldest Written Record of Odyssey

Archaeologists uncovered the clay plaque featuring an excerpt of the...


Why the Mycenaean Civilization Collapsed in the Peloponnese

Geological analysis by researchers of the Navarino Environmental Observatory show...


US Ambassador Pyatt Visits Mount Athos Monastery

The ambassador, who is active on social media, tweeted numerous...


A Virtual Tour Through Pericles’ Acropolis at Hellenic Cosmos

The planetarium-like Tholos Theater of Hellenic Cosmos now offers the...