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April Holloway
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Over the last few months, much attention has been devoted to the archaeological discoveries of the great tomb of Amphipolis in northern Greece and the speculations regarding its possible owner, while comparatively little attention has been given to the significance of the sculptures and their immense artistic value. Gerasimos G. Gerolymatos, a Greek artist, gives insight into the magnificent art found within the burial chambers and shares his own artistic reconstructions of this historic tomb.

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It is the moment that archaeologists and history buffs around the world have been waiting for; after months of intensive excavations within the Amphipolis tomb in northern Greece, and speculations regarding its owner, human remains have finally been discovered within a sarcophagus in a secret vault beneath the third chamber of the tomb.

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Over 1,000 years ago, a practice was pioneered by a Japanese priest named Kukai, which was intended to demonstrate the ultimate act of religious discipline and dedication – self-mummification.

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New geophysical scans of the Kasta Hill burial mound at Amphipolis have yielded some incredible results, pointing to the presence of an extensive network of underground rooms and corridors. The findings suggest that there may be many more tombs within the mound.

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A complex underground tunnel system uncovered in Baiae, Italy, has been interpreted as the site of one of the most famous oracles - the Cumaean Sibyl, meaning the prophetess, who was said have lived in a cave in the Phlegraean Fields, the area where the tunnel was found. According to legend, she had the power of prophesy, and scribbled the future of Rome on oak leaves scattered at the entrance of her cave.

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The Lady of the Spiked Throne refers to a mysterious artifact from the Indus Valley civilization that has been dated to the 3rd millennium BC. It depicts a woman in a position of power seated in a spiked throne in what has been described as a bull-headed boat or chariot. She and her crew display unusual features including large almond-shaped eyes, elongated heads or headdresses, and beak-like noses. The unique and peculiar features of the artifact leave us with many questions – who was the enthroned lady? What does the artifact represent? And how was it used?

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While the lost city of Atlantis continues to capture people's imagination and curiosity, Arabia has its own legend of a lost civilization, the so-called ‘Atlantis of the Sands’ – a lost city, tribe, or area spoken of in the Quran, which has come to be known as Iram of the Pillars.

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When most people think of mummies, they picture the Egyptian culture, and sophisticated mummification procedures intended to create a bridge between life and death. While most mummies discovered today are a product of this process, there have been some occasions where a mummified body was found to be the result of an accident caused by specific natural conditions – such was the case with the Accidental Mummy of the Ming Dynasty

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Throughout history, Vietnamese women have been instrumental in resisting foreign domination. The most well-known of these heroines are the Trung sisters, who led the first national uprising against their Chinese conquerors in 40 AD. Their courageous spirit has served as an inspiration to the people of Vietnam for nearly two thousand years and their legacy remains firmly embedded in the culture and national identity of the country to this day.
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