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.
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