city on both sides, a Macedonian city, a great Roman military station, through which Paul and Silas passed on their way from Philippi to Thessalonica, a distance of 33 Roman miles from Philippi (Acts 17:1).
The drumbeat of anticipation keeps growing louder in the reports and photos streaming from amphipolis.
So who else might lie inside the great circle of the amphipolis tomb?
Greece has high hopes that the giant tomb now being excavated at amphipolis contains one of these ancient Macedonian leaders.
But those two identifications are still subjects of debate, a problem that adds to the suspense now mounting at amphipolis.
An announcement that archaeologists have entered a main chamber at amphipolis may come at any time.
After his death he received divine honours at amphipolis, and was worshipped as the second founder of the city.
Then comes the Strymon, and amphipolis, at the distance of 20 stadia up the river.
He secured possession of a port, amphipolis, and certain gold mines adjacent.
We also find mention of the squadrons of Bottiaea, amphipolis, and Apollonia.
Fifteen hundred of these he had with him upon Cerdylium; the rest were stationed with Clearidas in amphipolis.