Archaeologists revealed stunning photos of a mosaic floor discovered in the ancient Amphipolis tomb in northern Greece, the Culture ministry announced on Oct. 12.
The beautiful mosaic was discovered in the second chamber of the tomb – the one featuring the Caryatids.
According to the ministry, the colourful mosaic is created from small white, black, grey, blue, red and yellow pebbles and shows a chariot in motion.
“The central theme is a chariot in motion, pulled by two white horses and driven by a bearded man, crowned with a laurel wreath,” the ministry said in a statement. Hermes, the messenger of the Gods, is pictured in front of the chariot.
The mosaic reveals the exquisite skill in portraying details of the figures, the horses and the colors. The central theme is surrounded by a decorative frame, 0,60m wide, which features a double meander, squares and a spiral shape.
The archaeologists in charge of the excavations said that they have not yet fully revealed the amazing mosaic, which covers the whole floor of the second chamber – a 4.5-meter width by 3-meter length area.
They also said that the middle of the mosaic has been destroyed but they have found parts of it in dirt they sifted through and will try to piece it back together.