Ancient Tomb Discovered near Philippi

An ancient tomb, dating back to the late Hellenistic to early Greco-Roman periods (3-2nd century B.C.) has been discovered near the site of the ancient city of Philippi, during the construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline.

The remnants of a gold crown were found in the tomb as well as other artefacts.

Excavations by archaeologists are ongoing.

Many archaeolgical sites have been discovered during the laying of the TAP pipeline, which is a project to transport natural gas, starting from Greece, via Albania and the Adriatic Sea to Italy and further on to Western Europe.