PENTAVRYSSO (Village) KASTORIA
In Pentavriso, in the summer of 1999, came to light a very important sculpture ever found in Kastoria. It is the most ancient tomb anaglyph of the Upper Macedonia and one of the best classical works ever discovered in the entire Macedonia. This part of the tomb monument represents the calm and sad face of a woman who lived and died her 24 centuries ago (one generation before Philippos 2nd). At that time, Orestida was an independent kingdom that already participated actively in the political things of Greece. This work of art, though, proves that Orestida was actively participating in civilization and aesthetics of the central Greece, as its style reveals that of Vioitia, Attica in the post-Parthenon era (400 BC).
The presence of such an excellent work of art, together with the recent discoveries of more classical antiquities in the surrounding area (epitaph writings, helmets, ancient pottery workshop) lead with certainty to the conclusion that we have to do with a unique ancient urban center and that the history of the area has to be rewritten.
Also important archeological foundings have been discovered in Psalida of Kastoria, in Nestorio and remains of ancient Dioklitianoupoli of Argos Orestiko.
This text (extract) is cited June 2003 from the Prefecture of Kastoria tourist pamphlet.
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