Photographer's Note

Hi friends.
Today you see a royal tomb from Necropolis of Αιανή=Aiani in west Macadonia in prefecture Kozani.
On WS I have an othe shot from an other perspective of this one tomb.
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Here you can read some words generaly about the tombs.

A total of twelve built chamber tombs and smaller cist graves have been investigated.
Four of these are encircled by grave enclosures, consisting of rectangular structures made of corner-stones. Three more enclosures encircled pit graves.
The largest tomb, has a chamber measuring c. 4x4 m, and sides of c. 3 m, built alternatively of three and two series of courses. The chamber had a flat roof of long rectangular stone-blocks probably resting on a wooden beam. The sockets to seat the beam can be made out on the walls of the tomb. The roof was probably also supported by an unfluted column, part of which was found fallen into the chamber, and by a lattice of planks.
Some tombs are smaller, and were also robbed in different times. The insides are coated with whitish plaster and decorated with bands, usually of a red colour. In two of them were found Ionic columns together with their bases
Thanks to all visitors.

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