Skeleton Found In Mysterious Greek Tomb That Dates Back To Reign Of Alexander The Great

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Archaeologists in Greece may be one step closer to solving the mystery of an elaborate tomb that dates back to the 4th Century B.C. and the reign of Alexander the Great.

The three-chamber tomb was discovered last August in Amphipolis, a region in the northeastern part of the country, and is believed to be the largest of its kind ever discovered in Greece.

Now archaeologists say that fragments of human bones found in the tomb’s innermost chamber may help reveal who was buried inside.

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Fragments of bone and glass discovered in a burial vault beneath the floor of the tomb’s innermost chamber.

“It’s a very important find because it will help us learn the sex of the person buried there, and possibly their approximate age,” Dr. Michalis Tiverios, a University of Thessaloniki archaeologist who was not involved in the excavation, told the Associated Press.

According to Reuters, the Greek Ministry of Culture issued a statement saying that the tomb “is probably the monument of a dead person who became a hero, meaning a mortal who was worshipped by society at that time… The deceased was a prominent —> Read More Here


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