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The Weekend Neos Kosmos : 15 November 2014
SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER 2014 23 GREECE The new discovery of a grave made of limestone, allegedly containing a wooden coffin with an integral human skele- ton inside the Kasta Hill tomb in Amphipolis, brings archae- ologists closer to solving the mystery of the person buried in the monument. The grave was found 1.60 metres beneath the third chamber floor. The outer di- mensions are 3.23 metres by 1.56 metres and inside the grave there is a hollow part 0.54 metres wide and 2.35 metres long. It is estimated that the height of the grave was 1.80 metres. Also, the total height from bottom to ceiling is 8.90 metres. Archaeologists have an- nounced that inside the grave there was a wooden coffin containing a whole human skeleton. The implication of the coffin derives from the fact that inside the grave there were about 20 iron and copper nails and several cof- fin decorations made of bone and glass. Inside the grave, the human skeleton found was almost intact. The skeleton will be transferred to a laboratory for a DNA test to determine the sex and age of the dead. According to the Greek Min- istry of Culture, the Kasta hill burial monument is the big- gest ever built in Macedonia, made of the largest quantity of marble ever used. It is an extremely expensive pub- lic work, impossible to have been funded by a civilian. It is certain that the person buried inside the tomb was considered a hero at the time. He or she was a prominent member of Macedonian so- ciety of the time. This is the only explanation consider- ing the tremendous cost of the monument. According to officials, Min- ister of Culture Kostas Tasou- las will give a press confer- ence on November 22 at the Amphipolis Museum to talk about the findings and the next stage of works at the Kasta hill monument. Integral skeleton found in Amphipolis tomb The new discovery: a grave made of limestone. A sketch of the Amphipolis tomb layout. Archaeologists discovered bone and glass fragments - probably decorations from the casket. GREEK HEADLINES Athens dailies at a glance LOGOS: Grave with bones in Amphipolis. EFIMERIDA TON SYNTAKTON: Correct the mistakes in property tax statement (E9) that cost. AVGHI: Tsipras (Alexis, SYRIZA leader): We do not accept prior actions. ELEFTHEROTYPIA: The troika torn apart the government's credibility. ELEFTHEROS T YPOS: Which taxes will be included in the 100-instalment settlement. ESTIA: Risk ignorance brings disasters. ETHNOS: The DNA will reveal the identity of the dead. IMERISSIA: Block to 100 instalments for ENFIA. KATHIMERINI: Changes in debts arrangement with aim the agreement (with the troika). NAFTEMPORIKI: Government retreated to troika's pressures on ENFIA. RIZOSPASTIS: Energy's 'deregulation' is EU and monopolies' antisocial strategy. TA NEA: ENFIA's (Uniform Real Estate Ownership Tax) instalments will be 24 instead of 100.
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