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Important ancient Macedonian tomb in Thessaloniki open to public

A two chambered Macedonian tomb from 4th-3rd century BC bearing the name “Makridis Bey” — after the Ottoman architect who discovered it — has been opened to the public.

Important ancient Macedonian tomb in Thessaloniki open to public
The 15-metre dromos leading to the bicameral Macedonian tomb 'Makridis Bey' with its impressive Ionic facade 
[Credit: Greek Ministry of Culture]
The burial monument at Derveni, in the Thessaloniki prefecture, was discovered in 1910, two years before the liberation of the city from the Ottomans. It belongs to the ancient Liti, one of the greatest cities of the Macedonian Kingdom. However, it was left unattended, subject to the wear and tear for over a century.

In 2011, one hundred years after the publication of the findings from Makridis Bey, the restoration project began, with a budget of 1.2 million euros. Now it is an official Thessaloniki monument.

Dated at the end of the late 4th and early 3rd century BC, the tomb entrance is a 15-meter corridor that leads to a monumental facade of Ionian style and ends in a marble sarcophagus in the burial chamber.

The monument is of exceptional architecture and its dimensions are 10m X 8m. According to archaeologists, it was built by wealthy veteran soldiers of Alexander the Great after their return from the campaign in the East.

Author: Philip Chrysopoulos | Source: Greek Reporter [December 16, 2016]

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  1. It is hard for me to understand .. how people that could carve stone like these fluted columns and fanciful capitols .. were so near in time to their ancestors who working with Phoenicians, Hebrews and Arabs were going up the Texas Rio Grand into New Mexico and writing the Hebrew Decalogue in crude script which is reported to have contained one Greek letter. Then you have recorded in the Trans Pecos area of West Texas the word Pecos itself which is a linguistic fossil. A person who knew both Hebrew Syllabic and Greek word meanings took the Pe syllable of the Greek word Pegas water supply and cos or kos syllable for Kosmekos mundane (or desert) and came up with Pecos which everybody today says is Spanish and are completely ignorant of its Dual Language origin .. Hebrew Greek from about 600 BC.


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