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Huge tomb entrance discovered in Greece


Posted on Monday, 18 August, 2014 | Comment icon 124 comments

A statue of Alexander the Great. Image Credit: Giovanni Dall'Orto
The find, which is being hailed as 'extremely important', could be connected to Alexander the Great.
Archaeologists uncovered the tomb, which is believed to date back to between 325 and 300 BC, at the Amphipolis excavation site in northern Greece.

A preliminary investigation suggests that it likely belonged to an important figure from that time and could be the final resting place of someone connected to Alexander such as a close family member or a high ranking military commander.

There has even been speculation that the tomb was built for Alexander himself after his death in Babylon however it is unlikely that his body will be found inside as historical accounts suggest that his final resting place was somewhere in Egypt.

"The land of Macedonia continues to move and surprise us, revealing from deep within its unique treasures," said Greece's Prime Minister Antonis Samaras who described the discovery as "extremely important". "Regarding the key question, the excavation will reveal the identity of the deceased."

The excavation team are hoping to gain entry to the tomb by the end of the month.

Source: Tech Times | Comments (124)

Tags: Greece, Tomb, Alexander


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #115 Posted by seeder on 19 January, 2015, 19:51
In the news today!
Comment icon #116 Posted by Harte on 19 January, 2015, 20:06
Ancient Alien Theorist believe that 30 year old Vergina, tomb or no tomb, is getting a little too much age on it. Harte
Comment icon #117 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 20 January, 2015, 2:46
A white hole?
Comment icon #118 Posted by Kenemet on 20 January, 2015, 2:57
*headdesk* Except for the fact that Alexander was buried in Alexandria, as attested by many.
Comment icon #119 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 20 January, 2015, 3:25
which Alexandria? Alex the Greek established quite a few over the years.
Comment icon #120 Posted by kmt_sesh on 20 January, 2015, 6:14
Rubbish, of course. Well, depending. In other news, it is known that Alexander the Great didn't lose his life in Vergina but probably his innocence. Don't be silly. The one in Virginia, right?
Comment icon #121 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 20 January, 2015, 7:42
It always comes back to Virgina with you lot doesn't it?
Comment icon #122 Posted by Jarocal on 20 January, 2015, 11:35
Carry me back to ole Virginny... :-)
Comment icon #123 Posted by Harte on 20 January, 2015, 16:10
I thought he was gay. Buried in Rectumbria. Harte


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