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► Hermes Mosaic Unearthed at Ancient Greek Tomb
More news from Amphipolis!An elaborate and colorful mosaic showing the Greek god Hermes leading a man to the underworld has been uncovered in a vast tomb from the era of Alexander the Great, Greek archaeologists announced. Appropriately for a tomb, the mosaic depicts a horse-drawn chariot led by Hermes as “psychopomp,” or spiritual guide to souls in the afterlife, according to the Greek Ministry of Culture.
+See also: a few of the Greek Culture Ministry’s press releases for the excavation, to date. They provide a lot of really great photos, so still definitely worth a look for the non-Greek reader.