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The Archaeological Mystery of Aristotle’s Tomb

A Greek archaeologist potentially made one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in decades when he claimed in 2016 that he had found the tomb of one of the most important ancient Greek philosophers, Aristotle, during excavations at the...

Aristotle Tomb Finder Claims Political Intervention Almost 'Buried' the Monument [Video]

Aristotle's tomb was almost "buried" by politicians in Greece who wanted to create a gold mine in the area where the 2400 year-old monument was found, says Dr. Sismanidis. Kostas Sismanidis, the archaeologist who believes he has discovered Aristotle's tomb, says...

Weighing the Evidence: Is It 'Really' Aristotle's Tomb?

Archeaologist Kostantinos Sismanidis had a moment of revelation after 20 years of excavations at the site of ancient Stagira. Suddenly, it occurred to him that the structure he had excavated in 1996 could not be anything else but Aristotle's...

How Archaeologists Found the Tomb of Greek Philosopher Aristotle [video]

"I have no hard proof, but strong indications lead me to an almost certainty," said archaeologist Kostas Sismanidis who made the claim of finding Aristotle's tomb. In his extensive research, Sismanidis first established that the tomb belongs to an important...

Aristotle's 2,400-Year-Old Tomb Found at Stagira [Photos]

Greek archaeologists at Ancient Stagira, Central Macedonia, say they have found Aristotle's tomb. Addressing the Aristotle 2400 Years World Congress, they point to the 2,400-year-old tomb as the most important finding from the 20-year excavation. The discovery of the tomb...

The Wise Side of Greece — Aristotle's Trail

Aristotle is one of the most famous Greek philosophers and scientists. He was born in Northern Greece in a town called Stagira, in 384 BC. When he was young he traveled to Athens where he studied at Plato's Academy...