Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Pictures following were taken during our trip to Thessaloniki.  These are of the Royal Tombs of King Phillip II father of Alexander the Great.  They are unique because they were discovered in 1977.  They were covered by a mound of dirt to disguise them. Excavators carefully dug down and found 4 tombs.  Two had been plundered and robbed.  The other two were untouched for 2400 years.  They excavated the tombs and carefully cataloged and photographed everything in the tombs.  They decided to build a museum in front of the tombs with a  roof over them and then covered them up just as they had been found.  We could not take pictures in the museum and so some of the pictures that follow we took from an archaeological guide.  This was one of our favorite sites.

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