Archaeologists clear entrance to ancient tomb

Excavation work at the site of Ancient Amphipolis, in central Macedonia, has almost entirely cleared the entrance to the huge tomb there and shed further light on its internal structure, suggesting an “extremely original” departure from the prevalent architectural style of the time, the Culture Ministry said on Monday.

The removal of the last few large stones from the entrance to the tomb revealed a fresco resembling the surrounding marble enclosure as well as a separating wall topped with a marble architrave decorated with eight-leaved rosettes.

Archaeologists believe there is a second entrance leading to the heart of the tomb.