Large stone sphinxes, women sculpted in marble, intricate mosaics and multicolored frescoes awaited archaeologists when they entered the largest tomb ever found in Greece.
The burial complex dates back to the fourth century B.C. and was found outside the ancient Macedonian city of Amphipolis in 2012, but its entrance wasn't located until August 2014. Since then, the tomb has provided stunning new finds seemingly on a daily basis.
Here's a look at some of the items archaeologists have uncovered so far.
The tomb dates to the fourth century B.C., around the reign of the great warrior Alexander the Great of the Macedonian kingdom, who died in 323 BC.
The warrior king is thought to be buried in Egypt. Some have speculated that the tomb could belong to his wife Roxane or son Alexander.
A pair of sphinxes guard the entrance to the tomb. One of the missing heads was found in October.
At the end of the first chamber stand two sculpted female figures, known as a Caryatids. Including their pedestals the figures stand 12 feet tall.
The West Caryatid has a wonderful, almost intact face, while the face of the East Caryatid has fractured, but many of the broken pieces are in place.
In the tomb's second chamber, a colorful floor mosaic shows the Greek gods Pluto and Persephone in a depiction of the Greek myth of the Abduction of Persephone.
Inside this stone burial trench a wooden coffin would have been placed. Though the wood has disintegrated, the team found metal nails in the trench.
In November archaeologists announced they had found bones in the burial trench. The remains will be carefully examined by scientists to identify who was laid to rest in the mysterious tomb.