Ancient Macedonian tomb discovered in Pella

27 December 2015
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A Macedonian tomb has been discovered in Pella during the construction of a sewage network in the area, according to a statement issued by the Ministry of Culture.

The statement notes that aside from a main chamber and antechamber, the tomb also features tow additional side chambers, on the north and south of the antechamber. It appears that the tomb has long been plundered, as most such tombs. Based on findings inside the tomb, scientists have estimated that the tomb was constructed in the first half of the 3rd century BC.

So far a total of 18 other tombs have been located in the eastern section of the cemetery in Pella, which was the capital of the Macedonian Kingdom. The ongoing excavations that brought these tombs to light began in October 2014 and are supervised by the Antiquities Ephorate of Pella.

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