'Macedonian tombs', being the final resting place of the dead, were richly decorated. Decorative friezes with plant motifs, friezes with hunting scenes, and metopes with warriors and judges of the Underworld adorned the Ionic or Doric facades of the tombs.
Often the interior walls were also decorated with painted chariot races, battle scenes, figures in lively animation, as well as plant motifs and still lifes.
Stone couches imitating wooden banquet seating, ornamented thrones, and marble sarcophagi with ossuary chests were placed in the chamber and antechamber.
In other instances, the walls had fitted 'offering tables', thrones and pedestals, while in family tombs there were special niches to contain the ashes of the dead.