The excavation of Amphipolis continues

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The excavation of Amphipolis continues

Post by system1988 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:19 pm

http://www.avgi.gr/article/10966/774393 ... -amphipole

It's in greek, long story short 2.000.000 million euros have been sent to finish the dig.

English text here but you have to search for it a bit

https://www.facebook.com/amphipolis.tom ... =hovercard
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Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

Post by Xenophon » Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:03 pm

Many thanks for posting this news, Pauline :)

Unfortunately, the project is limited to much needed conservation rather than 'continuing' excavations, or extending the site.
""The project will be the finalization of the tomb, the restoration of the burial monument of the enclosure and general maintenance and promotion of the site" L. Koniordou said.

And of the total amount referred to in the article, which is for archaeology projects as a whole, Amphipolis will get "..... a proposal with a budget of 1 million Euros For Amphipolis" ( between 2016 and 2020) and now the call is expected from the Region of Central Macedonia. "The project will be the finalization of the tomb, the restoration of the burial monument of the enclosure and general maintenance and promotion of the site" L. Koniordou said.
" The project, which is in the final phase of approval, referred to fixing inside the tomb, the construction of routes to access the site, like the entire ancient city of Amphipolis, the renovation of the old school, to create an information center, and a venue of events and lectures".

A million Euros will not go terribly far in achieving even this modest aim. Still, it is good to see that the site - in grave danger of deteriorating - will benefit from urgent preservation work......

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Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

Post by Efstathios » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:51 pm

Fresh from FB:

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From the page Amphipolis Tomb Discovery https://www.facebook.com/amphipolis.tom ... GAOy-Ab6cw

What seems as a second entrance being visible under special lighting where it was hypothesized long ago. It is exactly at the L2 point of the tomography by Polymenakos.

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Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

Post by Alexias » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:56 pm

Do we know if they are actually excavating this?

Am I being dense, but which is the outline of the entrance, the white marks, or what looks like a hole to the left of the white curve (which seems to have a straight line running horizontally from it)? The white marks seem to be a circular embossment.

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Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

Post by Efstathios » Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:47 pm

It's the white curves.

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Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

Post by gepd » Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:22 pm

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That is the same location in daylight.

For me, the night photo shows nothing more than just different reflection from exposed soil and soil with vegetation. It is just a false perception of a flat surface with an "arc"-like feature. Perception of flatness comes from the high-contrast between dark and bright patches in the night photo, but the day photo shows no flatness at all. Overall, it is just a pareidolia from vegetation blocking reflection from the brighter soil + enhanced by low quality night photo.

That proves nothing about the existence or non existence of a buried structure there. It just indicates that the night photo is a proof for nothing.

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Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

Post by Alexias » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:21 pm

Thank you very much, gped. That photo makes a lot more sense. That could be a perfectly natural landslip, but I can see why it might be thought to conceal a tunnel entrance.

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Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

Post by Efstathios » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:55 pm

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 have a zoom lens.
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Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

Post by Efstathios » Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:12 pm

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 FB page, that of course these rumors have no scientific value. Furthermore, he pointed out that the results of the Polymenakos tomography of Casta were vague, and there was noise. In an image that accompanies this interview, we can see the two points, A and B, that are the points of interest. I am not putting it here because it is under copyright, so I only include the link to the interview.
The W NW point is around where the hypothetical second entrance is thought to be.
Each can make their own coclusions.

http://www.thousandnews.gr/perissotera/ ... foto-video
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Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

Post by Jeanne Reames » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:16 am

Thanks for the update. Hope to be back in Macedonia in May, although probably won't get here. Hoping to do lowland and some highland museums and other tombs. I know Lefkadia takes an appointment.
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Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

Post by Xenophon » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:23 pm

Well, I hope you are fortunate enough to get there.......in which case take copious notes and photos, so you may share and enlighten us all upon your return ! :D

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Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

Post by Jeanne Reames » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:33 am

I'll do my best. Amphipolis isn't on my list, but if we can get there, we will, even if just to see the outside. My chief research interest is different, however.
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