Female Sculptures Guard Mysterious Tomb in Greece

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Greek archaeologists made another amazing find on Saturday as they unearthed two finely sculpted Caryatids -- female sculptures -- inside a mysterious tomb from the time of Alexander the Great, in Amphipolis, about 65 miles from Thessaloniki.

Carved from marble with traces of blue-and-red paint, the Caryatids were found when a team of archaeologists, led by Katerina Peristeri, removed sandy soil in front of a sealing wall.

PHOTOS: Female Sculptures Revealed in Greek Tomb

The sculptures stood between two marble pillars that supported a beam. Wearing a sleeved tunic and earrings, they feature long, thick hair covering their shoulders. While the face of one Caryatid survives almost intact, the other is missing.





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