Tighter security ordered at Amphipolis tomb

Regional authorities in Central Macedonia, where archaeologists are excavating a large burial mound that has sparked intense media interest and captivated the public’s imagination have asked the government to increase security at the site. The request was made during a meeting on Thursday between Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas and Public Order Minister Vassilis Kililias.

Reports said that the ministry will introduce additional measures to safeguard the tomb that dates to between 325 and 300 BC, about the end of warrior-king Alexander the Great’s reign.