The archaeological excavation

The Macedonian tomb at Langadas known as the “Tomb of Macridy Bey” after its first excavator, Theodoros Makridis, is located in Derveni in the Prefecture of Thessaloniki. It was a vaulted edifice of monumental dimensions consisting of a main (burial) chamber and antechamber, built in the late 4th century BC for the burial of a single individual.

  1. The Macedonian Tomb of Makridy Bey

    The Macedonian tomb at Langadas known as the “Tomb of Macridy Bey” after its first excavator, Theodoros Makridis, is located in Derveni in the Prefecture of Thessaloniki. It was a vaulted edifice of monumental dimensions consisting of a main (burial) chamber and antechamber, built in the late 4th century BC for the burial of a single individual.

  2. The cist graves

    In 1962, during the widening of the road Thessaloniki-Langada, in Derveni, six cist graves. These are directly associated with the ancient Mygdonian city of Lete. The revelation of the above graves, which contained a large number of offerings, was significant for the archaeological research of ancient Macedonia and enriched our knowledge about metalworking in the region.

  3. The macedonian tomb Γ

    It is a single-chamber Macedonian tomb with a pedimental façade made of poros blocks.

  4. Carved chamber grave

    At the 8th km. of the National Highway at Derveni, an underground funerary monument with two uses was found by chance in 1986 during work to widen the Thessaloniki-Kavala highway.

  5. The macedonian tomb III

    Ο διθάλαμος μακεδονικός τάφος ΙΙΙ είναι κτισμένος σε όρυγμα, λαξευμένο στον φυσικό βράχο. Η ανωδομή του, καθώς και το μεγάλο μέρος των τοίχων του είχε ήδη λιθολογηθεί, κατά την όψιμη αρχαιότητα. Οι εξωτερικές του διαστάσεις είναι 7,00Χ5,00μ. Στην είσοδο του οδηγεί επικλινής δρόμος, μήκους 11μ. Εντός των ορίων του δρόμου εντοπίστηκε ένας κτιστός κιβωτιόσχημος τάφος (Ι), καλυμένος με πέντε πλάκες.

The enhancerment of the monument

The enhancement work involved  landscaping, lighting to spotlight the monument, and the installation of signage for the benefit of visitors.  

Landscaping

Work involved installing a fence, configuring the entrance to the archaeological site and providing access to the monument through the construction of a 16-meter-long metal footbridge, planting the re-configured slope of the tumulus and boundaries of the archaeological site, lighting to enhance the monument, and the installation of signage for the benefit of visitors.

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The access to the archaeological site (footbridge)

The footbridge is a typical metal bridge with an opening supported on both sides and wooden flooring.

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The enhancement lighting

To light the site, it was decided to use high-quality white light, for the most part implemented with high-yield light/color new technology lamps (LED and/or metal halide). 

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