The ongoing dig for the Thessaloniki subway system has uncovered another gold wreath, which was found during the last excavation for what will the Republic Station stop.
The wreath was found inside a large box-type Macedonian tomb on the head of a buried body. The discovery was confirmed by the Athens News Agency, K.B. Misailidou, Director of 16th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, who didnt provide information regarding the quality of the wreath and its exact dating.
According to sources, the wreath and the burial date back to the Early Hellenistic Period, at the end of the fourth early 3rd Century B.C. It is the ninth gold wreath found during the excavations for the subway in Greeces second-largest city.
In June 2008, four gold wreaths decorated with olive leaves, gold earrings and other Hellenistic-era artifacts were discovered in one of the 700 tombs of an ancient graveyard unearthed during construction work for the subway in the Sintrivani district. The new gold finding, which was buried for 2,500 years, was taken to the workshops of the 16th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities in Thessaloniki to be cleaned and studied.
I thought Greece was bankrupt — how is it they are building another subway system??
Please FReepmail me and I'll provide an address that you can send them to us
Again ... thanx for finding them.
Is the stain underneath the fellow who was wearing it?
Selling that stuff to that store will surely solve the Greek fiscal crisis. Then they can get rid of that troublesome austerity crap.
Archaeology is a fancy word for state approved grave robber.