Macedonian tomb of Stavroupolis 

An important Macedonian tomb at Stavroupolis

The Macedonian tomb of Stavroupolis, although it was known to the inhabitants from earlier times, it was excavated in 1953. The research showed that the tomb dates to the first half of the 2nd c. BC. The dating comes from its architectural form and the few finds that survived inside it as it was looted. The tomb is made of local marble. It consists of three parts:

  • the dromos,
  • the “vestibule”
  • and the main chamber.

Each part of the tomb is separated from the next by stone or marble doors. The external doors are more roughly made, while those located at the entrance of the funeral chamber are elaborate with marble doors. In the funeral chamber there are two marble beds in an angular arrangement. There are traces of painting decoration with the hot wax technique on the marble surfaces. With a total length of about 10m., it is the largest of its kind in Thrace and is maintained in excellent condition. The tomb may belong to a person from the nearby settlement at Mytika Komninon.

The monument is open to the public but you must contact the archeological service. At the 4th kilometer of the provincial road Stavroupolis-Toxotes, a road leads to the tomb. It is just 900m from the intersection. 

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