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Egyptian Officials Claim They’ve Found Alexander the Great’s Tomb

An Egyptian official has claimed that he has evidence that Alexander the Great's tomb is in Siwa, Egypt, the Egypt Independent reported on Friday. The report says that Mohamed Omran, the director of Siwa's Tourism Department, "announced evidence suggesting the...

Ancient Greek Statues Unearthed from Tomb East of Athens

Two ancient Greek statues depicting female figures were uncovered from inside a burial tomb east of Athens, the Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Sunday. The discovery was made during the construction of the new City Hall of Paiania. According to...

Has the Burial Chamber of Ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti Been Found?

Egyptian archaeologists announced recently they may have found the burial place of Queen Nefertiti in a hidden chamber close to the pharaoh's burial complex in Egypt's Valley of the Kings. The final resting place of Nefertiti, who served as queen...

Archaeologists Discover Intact Tomb From First Century BC in Kozani, Greece

Archaeologists recently discovered an intact tomb dating to the first century BC in the area of Mavropigi in West Macedonia's Kozani region. The major discovery was made public by a statement issued recently by Kozani's Ephorate of Antiquities. "During the ongoing excavations...

Τomb of “Prominent Woman” Unearthed in Greece's Sikinos

A tomb of a prominent woman was unearthed in Episkopi, Sikinos, during restoration work being carried out for the Episkopi Monument, which the Ministry of Culture and Sports has worked on, along with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Cyclades,...

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...

Did the Amphipolis Tomb Commemorate Hephaistion?

By Andrew Chugg* The archaeological team responsible for the recent excavation campaigns at the Amphipolis Tomb gave a lecture on 30th September 2015 in which they presented evidence which they argued indicates that the monument was built on the orders...

The Carbon-14 Dating of the Amphipolis Tomb

*By Andrew Chugg At the end of January this year the Greek Ministry of Culture commissioned various tests on the bones found in the burial chamber of the Amphipolis tomb. These were specified to include carbon-14 (radiocarbon) dating. Additionally, it...

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...

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...