The ongoing dig at the ancient site of the tomb of Amphipolis in northern Greece is continuing to yield more treasures, this time with discovery of a missing head of one of the two sphinxes guarding the entrance.
The grave dates back to the era of Alexander the Great and has aroused keen interest among archaeologists and even around the world in what could be a significant find.
According to a statement by the Culture Ministry, the head, which was found inside the tomb’s third chamber, belongs to the statue on the eastern side of the entrance.
Barring some slight damage to the nose, the head is largely intact. The head measures 60 centimeters from top to bottom. Archaeologists also found fragments of that sphinx’s wings at the same chamber.