A 3D video representing the tomb at Amphipolis in northern Greece includes an impressive mosaic found inside the monument.
Depicting Persephone’s abduction by the god of the underworld, Hades (Roman: Pluto), in the presence of Hermes. Just behind the Caryatids, the columns shaped as women, Persephone, dressed in a flowing white tunic is seen crying out for her mother, the Greek goddess Demeter. The Greek Culture Ministry describes the mosaic as "stunning, superbly rich in color and artistic detail, that aspects of it appear as three-dimensional, the figure of Hermes in particular." Conservation work has is in process to protect the mosaic.
The abduction of Persephone by Hades is a common theme in Hellenistic period artwork. According to archaeologists the tomb dates from the last quarter of the 4th century BC, just after the death of Alexander the Great. No one yet knows the tomb's occupant. Rumors of Alexander the Great are possible, but not plausible as literature puts him dying in Babylon and later being moved to Alexandria, Egypt. Its possible that the tomb could also be one of Alexander's Generals (Laomedon), Olympias (Alexander's mother) or even Alexander's Bactrian wife, Roxanne. Only time will tell when the main chamber is entered.
Video courtesy of GreekToys.org