Archaeologists find underground vault at Amphipolis tomb

Archaeologists digging at a tomb dating to the era of Alexander the Great in ancient Amphipolis in northern Greece have unearthed an underground vault, the country’s Culture Ministry said Friday.

The vault, which was discovered in the third chamber of the enigmatic tomb, measures 4 by 2.1 meters, the ministry said. Archaeologists also uncovered the remains of a marble door, it said.

Authorities earlier this week admitted that indications that the tomb could have a gateway leading to a fourth chamber had not been confirmed by the dig.

Subscribe to our Newsletters

Enter your information below to receive our weekly newsletters with the latest insights, opinion pieces and current events straight to your inbox.

By signing up you are agreeing to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.