ATHENS – With excitement growing over what’s inside a tomb where archaeologists are digging in northern Greece, Culture Minister Kostas Tasoulas has ruled out any chance it could be Alexander the Great’s final resting place.
Tasoulas said it is “impossible” for Alexander to have been buried at the site which has drawn international attention and which Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said expects to yield a “major find.”
Although the experts searching the site insist that the tomb is from the Macedonian warrior king’s era, Tasoulas told Mega TV that people should not expect his remains will be found there.
As work continues, two caryatids found within the site at Kasta Hill in northern Greece have been fully uncovered. The Culture Ministry released photos of the marble sculptures.
The Caryatids stand at 2.27 meters and are on marble plinth that is 1.33 meters high. The ministry statement noted the detail with which the women’s feet have been carved.