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An Identity Crisis for the Amphipolis Tomb

By Andrew Chugg* An announcement by the Greek Ministry of Culture on 19th January 2015 has revealed that the skeletal remains uncovered by archaeologists in November 2014 within the tomb beneath the Kasta Mound at Amphipolis, Greece , comprised around...

New Theories on Buried in Amphipolis Tomb

The search for the identity of the buried in the Amphipolis tomb, Greece, has led archaeologists and historians to create new scenarios, with family ties between the five dead being one of them. However, historians speculate that the 60-year-old female...

Findings of the Macroscopic Analysis of Amphipolis Skeleton January 20

Greek Ministry of Culture said the results of the macroscopic study of the skeletal material from the fourth chamber and additional information on the geophysical survey carried out in the area of the Casta hill burial complex of Amphipolis,...

Rumor that Amphipolis Dead is Mother of Alexander Not Substantiated

The Greek Ministry of Culture issued a statement yesterday refuting allegations that the skeleton found in the Amphipolis tomb belongs to Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great. Recent reports said that the skeleton belongs to a woman who died at...

Lingering Mysteries of the Amphipolis Tomb

By Andrew Chugg* Intriguing enigmas continue to envelop the story of the Amphipolis tomb, Greece . What was the gender of the occupant? When was the tomb sealed? Who was the architect of the monument? This article unravels them all. What...

Is the Mother of Alexander the Great in the Tomb at Amphipolis? Part 7: The Skeleton

By Andrew Chugg* I wrote my initial article on this question on the morning of 6th September, a day before the announcement of the discovery of the caryatids, and I have written five more parts since, each showing how the...

Is the Mother of Alexander the Great in the Tomb at Amphipolis? Part 6: The Mutilation of the Sculpture

By Andrew Chugg* I wrote my initial article on this question on the morning of 6th September, a day before the announcement of the discovery of the caryatids, and I wrote a second part on 20th September and a third...

Is the Mother of Alexander the Great in the Tomb at Amphipolis? Part 5: The Family of the Occupant

By Andrew Chugg* I wrote my initial article on this question on the morning of 6th September, a day before the announcement of the discovery of the caryatids, and I wrote a second part on 20th September and a third...

Is the Mother of Alexander the Great in the Tomb at Amphipolis? Part 4: An Explanation of the Mosaic

By Andrew Chugg* I wrote my initial article on this question on the morning of 6th September, a day before the announcement of the discovery of the caryatids, and I wrote a second part on 20th September and a third...

Foreign Media on the Mosaic Discovery in the Amphipolis Tomb

International news agencies and the foreign press have reported extensively on the recent discovery of an elaborate mosaic inside the Kasta hill tomb. According to several archaeologists, the mosaic is further proof that the tomb belongs to a Macedonian royal. BBC reports...