Alternate Culture Minister visits Ancient Amphipolis

"We are not looking for famous dead. We are searching for historic truths and to find the history of this place" said Alternate Culture Minister Nikos Xydakis after his tour to the excavation site of Kasta Hill, to the ancient gymnasium and Ancient Amphipolis museum on Saturday.

Lion of Amphipolis not part of Kastas tomb hill

The famed Lion of Amphipolis statue could not have been placed on the Kastas hill covering a controversial tomb in northern Greece's ancient Amphipolis site, specialists said at a congress in Thessaloniki on Saturday, because it is too heavy to have been supported by the naturally formed hill, while the burial found in the tomb most certainly belongs to a different date than the original monument.
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