Alexander’s Tomb May Not Be Found

Alexander’s Tomb May Not Be Found

2On Aug. 22, the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports published an announcement on its official website about the way the media handled the recent excavation of a big built precinct of the 4th century B.C. in Kasta near Amphipolis, in the Serres regional unit of Greece.

As many Greek websites rushed to link the monument that was discovered to the long-sought tomb of warrior-king Alexander the Great, the Culture Ministry and in particular the General Directorate of Antiquities and Cultural Heritage felt it had to calm things down.

“The finding of Amphipolis is certainly very important, but before the excavation proceeds, any interpretation and mainly any identification with historical figures lacks scientific justification and is too risky,” the Ministry announced.

However, the Ministry admitted that the discovery of the marble-faced wall from the late 4th century B.C., 500 meters long and three meters high, is indeed very remarkable and of high archaeological importance.

  • ripsokindynos

    In other words, the Greek Ministry of Culture screwed up by releasing unverified information.

  • ibid

    The Skopians on this forum will be heaving a sigh of relief. Mind you there is so much evidence already to shut them up

  • http://www.facebook.com/angarmat Andres Garcia Matienzo

    the tomb is supposed to be in Alexandria, king Ptolemy I Soter stole the body and brought it to Egypt

  • Alex

    Actually the culture ministry was very professional about the discovery. It was sensationalist media that has turned it into Alexander’s tomb.

    It might be something unrelated to Alexander, plausibly tomb, or who knows what else. We simply don’t know yet.