A Monument of Hope

September 24, 2014 9:16 PM

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A Monument of Hope

Since mid-August, Greece has been living the discovery of the tomb of Amphipolis as if following a daily soap-opera, with the public at large mesmerized by the constantly updating developments of the excavation. The chief archaeologist at the site, Katerina Peristeri, and her team have managed to even pique the interest of the world at large, drawing throngs of tourists to the huge and magnificent funerary monument of Macedonia.

The surprise visit of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras to the excavation site on August 12th, raised a fury of hopes and expectations as it was hinted that this may, in fact, be the tomb of Alexander the Great, although it was never actually mentioned as such.

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