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Greece: mystery Amphipolis tomb prompts speculation


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Greece: mystery Amphipolis tomb prompts speculation

Archaeologists in Greece have found an ancient skeleton and grave in the northern city of Amphipolis.

Speculation is running wild about who could be buried there.

Decorative bone and glass fragments that adorned the coffin suggest the tomb was a very prominent figure perhaps connected to Alexander the Great.

A lot of marble indicates it was expensive to build.

The tomb in Amphipolis has been gradually unearthed over the last two years.

The ministry of culture said it’s the biggest tomb found in Greece and is a find of major significance.

Archaeologists had already discovered a colourful detailed floor mosaic depicting the mythological tale of the abduction of Persephone. Two winged sphinxes and two tall Caryatid statues were also found.

The tomb is thought to have been built in the 4th Century B.C. around the reign of the warrior emperor Alexander the Great.

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