Archaeologists May Have Discovered Tomb of Alexander the Great

Published:10:00 pm EDT, August 23, 2013| Updated:11:04 pm EDT, August 23, 2013|
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Archaeologists believe they may have uncovered the tomb of Alexander the Great at a site near the ancient city of Amphipolis in Greece, reports the Daily Mail.

While digging an ancient artificial mound, the archaeologists discovered a 4th century B.C. tomb adorned in artwork of perfection that looks like it was built for a king. The tomb, which has been described as "very remarkable," was found in the city 370 miles north of Athens.

The find sparked speculation, and hope, that the tomb may be the unknown final resting place of the ancient Macedon king Alexander III, otherwise known as Alexander the Great. The excitement, however, prompted the Culture Ministry to warn against "overbold" speculation.

"The finding of Amphipolis is certainly very important, but linking the site with the identification of historical figures without scientific justification is risky,” the Culture Ministry said in a press release.

By the age of thirty, Alexander the Great created one of the largest empires in the ancient world. He was unbeatable in battle and considered one of the worlds best commanders. Born in 356 BC. Alexander the Great conquered the Persian Empire and became a legendary historical figure. It is believed Alexander the Great died in Babylon in 323 BC. before his plans to invade Arabia.

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