Blocked by a Wall
The caryatids bodies were covered up by a wall of sealing stones .
Once the stones were removed and more dirt was cleared, archaeologists could see the female statues in full.
This image, released on Sept. 11, shows the expertly carved robe of one of the caryatids.
The team of excavators made this map showing the inside of the tomb — or at least what they had excavated by mid-September.
Caryatids in full
By Sept. 21, the caryatids had been revealed down to their feet.
The toes are amazingly intact on the ancient sculptures.
The stone statues appear to be wearing robes that cling to their bodies.
When archaeologists cleared dirt from the room just beyond the caryatids, they found this mosaic covering the floor.
The composition shows Hermes leading a bearded man on a horse-drawn chariot.
Hermes is shown here as "psychopomp," or spiritual guide to souls in the afterlife.