Remains identified as Alexander the Great’s father

Remains found in a royal tomb at Vergina identified as Alexander the Great’s father


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A team of Greek archaeologists have confirmed that the remains unearthed in a royal tomb at Vergina, Greece, most likely belong to Alexander the Great’s father. Traces of pathologies and trauma on the remains match the historical records of the Macedonian King Philip II. The burial site, often called “Tomb II,” revealed some 350 bones and fragments of Philip II, cremated remains also of Philip II and bones of a woman warrior whose identity is yet to be confirmed. Researchers speculate that the woman warrior might be the daughter of the Skythian King Athea. 

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