Monumental tomb uncovered in northern Greece

Monumental tomb from reign of Alexander the Great uncovered in northern Greece

Greece Ancient Tomb

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Archaeologists in northern Greece have unearthed an immense tomb most likely related to the reign of Alexander the Great. The tomb was discovered near the ancient site of Amphipolis, not far from Thessaloniki, the second largest city of Greece. A five-yard wide road leads up to the tomb, and a 500-yard long marble wall outlines it. The monumental layout and dimension of the tomb — the largest of its kind in Greece — suggest it belonged to an important figure. It could not have belonged to Alexander, since he is believed to have been buried in Egypt. Specialists point out that some of Alexander’s generals were linked to the region, and that his wife and son were killed in 311BC in the area. Archaeologists hope to find out for whom exactly the tomb was built by the end of the month.

For more information: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/11029251/Vast-tomb-unearthed-in-northern-Greece.html

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