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The Broken Arm of the Caryatid

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The Caryatids

The excavations brought to light two exceptional Caryatids. One of the Caryatids, the one standing on the left, has an perfect and almost intact face, while the face of the other one is missing.

 

The tunic of the Caryatid

Date: 9/2014 , source: ΥΠΠΟ

The body of the western Caryatid

Date: 9/2014 , source: ΥΠΠΟ

Scientists carefully reveal the full body of the Caryatid

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Date: 9/2014 , source: ΥΠΠΟ

Maintainers are restoring the face of the eastern Caryatid

Date: 9/2014 , source: ΥΠΠΟ

Western Caryatid – Close look

Impressive picture of the western Caryatid, the day that was unearthed.

Date: 9/2014 , source: https://www.facebook.com/annapanagiotarea

Maintainers at the western Caryatid

Maintainers are working on the preservation of the western Caryatid.

Date: 9/2014 , source: https://www.facebook.com/annapanagiotarea

The big day the Caryatids came to light

A great moment in history: a Caryatid welcomes the archaeologists at the entrance of the second gate.

Date: 9/2014 , source: ΥΠΠΟ

The Caryatid on the left

The soil removal reveals a perfect figure of a Caryatid. A discovery of enormous importance.

Date: 9/2014 , source: ΥΠΠΟ

The rich curls of the Caryatids

Both Caryatids are decorated with high detailed curls. The curls are covering their shoulders.

Date: 9/2014 , source: ΥΠΠΟ

The missing face of the right Caryatid

Despite the fact that her face is missing, the Caryatid on the right had one of her hands outstretched to keep away anyone who would try to get inside the Tomb.

Date: 9/2014 , source: ΥΠΠΟ

The sealing wall under the Caryatids

Under the level of waist of the two Caryatids, a full-width (4.5 meters) sealing wall has been revealed. The technique used is the same as in the front sealing wall (the one in-front of the Sphinxes) and shows the intension of the constructors to keep everyone out of the Tomb.

Source:  https://www.theamphipolistomb.com/

 

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