Two sphinxes weighing around 1.5 tons each will not be moved from the entrance to the tomb at Ancient Amphipolis currently being excavated by archaeologists.
It has also been decided that a mosaic displaying black and white rhombus shapes will not be moved either, Kathimerini has been told.
Technical work began on Monday at the tomb in Central Macedonia, northern Greece, to ensure there will be no collapse or other damage as archaeologists attempt to enter the tomb and discover what lies inside.
There are indications that the tomb has been raided in the past but archaeologists are not yet in a position to confirm this. Read more.