ATHENS – Greece’s new Radical Left SYRIZA-led coalition said it will no longer fund the archaeological work at the Amphipolis tomb that has provided fascinating findings.
After a visit to the site, which has received wide attention after uncovering a treasure trove of details related to the Alexander the Great era, Alternate Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis said he saw no need for it to go on and that researchers can settle for looking at what they’ve found.
“The excavation project has received funding,” he said in response to a question about whether more public money would be provided. “There are not many excavations in Greece that have received such support. At the moment, there is not a need for any more.”
The tomb discovered at the site yielded five skeletons and various other artifacts. Xydakis said that archaeologists are focused on studying these finds and carrying out work aimed at making the tomb safe from collapse.
“This is a huge project, which at the moment is getting the breathing space that it needs,” added the minister.Source: The National Herald