Written by Alexander Symeonidis and Alexandra Symeonidou
The monument in Amphipolis has not yet revealed its special secrets, however, it has showed its first samples that it is not a rich burial monument, but it is about the construction that includes in its shape important mathematical relationships and symbols, like the two Sphinxes and the Lion of Amphipolis. For this construction of 2500 cubic meters, thousands of tons of marble were mined, indispensable for making the perimeter of the monument. The thousands of tons of marble mining, sculpting, polishing, transporting everything by ship, workers and artists who worked, cranes that they used, required a huge amount of money to be spent by very important individual or the state for his sake. The Archaeologists need to reveal the reasons that they built such a monument and what it includes inside. An appeared through reason, a cause for which this monument had been designed and built, seems to be above a simple, opulent tomb. The monument design indicates that it touches a metaphysical structure.
The shape of the base is a perfect circle with well-groomed approximated curved cubes, the perimeter of the base is 497 meters and 3 meters in height, gives the impression that it is a truncated cone pyramid with a top the Lion of Amphipolis which is 33 meters high. In other words, the base is a perfect circle of 497 meters, and in the center and on the top of 33 meter pyramid dominates the lion. When we join the four points of the two crossed diameters (158, 4 m), a pyramid is shaped. The imaginable square leaning on the cycling perimeter gives an answer why the entrance of the tomb is located on the perimeter. Deinocrates, the said architect, was a close consultant and friend of Alexander the Great. Vitruvius calls him Macedonian, while Plinius writes that Deinocrates was the architect of Alexandria in Egypt. It is said that Deinocrates followed Alexander in his campaign to Egypt (reports by Strabo, Valerius Maximus, Pseudokallisthenis etc.) and contributed a lot in building the city of Alexandria. Deinocrates, we can only guess, contacted the hierophants in Egypt, when Alexander met them, and he got the knowledge of designing the pyramids. It is very likely that the priests who received Alexander the Great as the son of the Ammon Zeus, revealed mystical knowledge used for the construction of important monuments such as pyramids, made to ease the astral journey of the soul of the decedent to the immortality. The mystical knowledge of the pyramedical constructions was well known to the ancient Greeks and they used them since the 5th BC century. The design of the Parthenon is based on the frontal principle that means that the columns are not completely straight but they have an inclination inwards so that expanding the thinkable lines of the four corners to the infinity, they join somewhere making a pyramid. Deinocrates knew the architectural principles as he is the one who made the temple of Artemis in Ephesus. In Egypt, we can consider, he increased his knowledge.
Deinocrates, scientist and mystic, used numbers that identify some time events and create particular symbol isms. The length of the perimeter is 497 meters, almost identical to the year 495 BC when the Macedonian Kingdom was annexed by Greece, and became part of the Greek history and participates as a full member in the Greek issues and affairs. If the architect had on his mind to use this number, 495, it is considered to be the official year the Macedonian Kingdom essentially and formally became a part of Greece.
Alexander the A' is the founder of the Macedonian dynasty and he is the one who put on table the unification of Greeks. The height of the monument is 33 meters high corresponding to Alexander's lifetime line. (He died when he was 33). If we suppose these numbers 497 and 33 are aleatories, it does not happen the same with Lion and the two Sphinxes dominating at entrance of the monument.
To be continued.
Alexandra Symeonidou is a best-selling author in Greece and has published 10 novels, translated three French theater plays from old French to Greek and two children's books. "Nightmares in the Saudi Arabian Desert" is her autobiography and her first translation from Greek to English. It is available on Amazon.com.