Posts Tagged ‘Tombs’

  • Remains of 5 people found in Amphipolis tomb

    on Jan 20, 15 • in Ancient Greece, Anthropology, Antiquty, Archaeology, Architecture, Art, Bones, Excavation, Greece, News • with Comments Off on Remains of 5 people found in Amphipolis tomb

    The Greek Ministry of Culture has announced the long-awaited results of the analysis on the bones found inside the 4th century BC tomb uncovered in Amphipolis in northern Greece, and the news is quite unexpected – the bones belong to not one, but five individuals, pointing to the likelihood that it is a family tomb. The tomb is located within Kasta Hill in what was once the ancient city of Amphipolis, conquered by Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great, in 357 BC. Experts have known about the existence of the burial mound

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  • More on Burials in Greece linked to Macedonian kings

    on Mar 19, 14 • in Ancient Greece, Anthropology, Antiquty, Archaeology, Greece, News • with Comments Off on More on Burials in Greece linked to Macedonian kings

       Funeral mourning representation (left) and Maenad mask (right) found after excavations at the Royal Necropolis of Aegae, Vergina [Credit: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ/ΥΠΠΟ/STR] The director of the 17th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities Angeliki Kottaridi believes that the five tombs discovered in Vergina could belong to members of the Temenid dynast or even King Cassander himself. Mrs. Kottaridi made the bold revelation at the Thursday afternoon conference at the University of Thessaloniki. Cassander was one of Alexander the Great’s successors and husband to his sister, Thessaloniki, who established the Antipatrid dynasty. King Cassander became known for

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