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Turkophagos
08-23-2013, 08:20 AM
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A group of archaeologists in Amphipolis, a municipality in Serres, claim to have made one of the greatest archaeological discoveries ever, as they believe they have uncovered the tomb of Alexander the Great.

They said the tomb has a circumference of 498 meters, an artwork of perfection would only be built for a king.

Th masterpiece is externally covered with high quality exquisitely-carved marble, a remarkable feat given the tools available at the time.

The tomb once was covered with soil and topped with a lion, the one that has been reassembled further uphill and known as the Lion of Amphipolis which was found by Greek soldiers in 1912.




http://greece.greekreporter.com/2013/08/21/tomb-of-alexander-the-great-unearthed/

Scholarios
08-23-2013, 08:24 AM
Hmm. Curious to the background. Alexander's corpse never made it back to Macedonia as it was hijacked by Ptolemy in Syria. Of course a tomb was prepared, but I imagined Alexander would have been taken to Aegea to rest with his kin.

Vojnik
08-24-2013, 02:41 PM
I think Alexander wished to be put to rest in Macedonia after he died? It's only logical since it was his kingdom. It would be interesting to find out updates of this find. Hopefully the Greek archaeologists at the site don't manipulate evidence. I wouldn't be surprised though.