Geophysical Prospecting on a Tumulus for the Detection of an Ancient Tomb of Great Historical Importance

Geoscientists Without Borders
Archaeology Projects

This project, based primarily in northern Greece, focuses on the use of geophysical methods for the benefit of archaeologists and archaeometers and will help the localization of the most important Macedonia grave in an effort to preserve the cultural information of a population.

Archaeological sites around the world are threatened by forces including population growth, development, urbanization, pollution, tourism, vandalism and looting. Site management planning is emerging as a critical element not only for the conservation of this heritage, but also to address issues such as tourism and sustainable development.

In collaboration with the Greek Archaeological Authority, all findings will be donated to the local museum.

Status Complete

Statement of Work

Underground corridors and cavernous openings were mapped; two early Christian churches uncovered and the exact location of a tomb located. Greek authorities are still conducting archeological forensics to verify the origin of the findings.

Principal Investigator

Michael Arvaniti – Euroscience Greek Regional Section  
GeoHazards International

Team members

Greece University of Patras
Ionio University
Geomorph Instruments
Open University of Cyprus


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