Experts confirm Amphipolis tomb is linked to Alexander the Great

6 March 2016
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The first detailed presentation of the frieze, which probably comes from the base of the famous, giant statue of the Lion, was perhaps the most striking revelation made on Friday, regarding the Tomb of Amphipolis. A warrior leading a funeral procession is depicted wearing a distinctive Macedonian harness and the weapons of the dead.

According to the experts, the warrior resembles other depictions of Alexander the Great. This is important mainly because the overall style of the relief is consistent with the dating of the monument which is estimated to be the last quarter of the 4th century, as Katerina Peristeri argued from the first moment.

The presentation of the frieze was made in the framework of the 29th scientific meeting on archaeological excavations in Macedonia and Thrace.

This find confirms the relationship of the Tomb with Alexander the Great, according to the experts. Moreover, a few months ago, architect Michael Lefantzis claimed that the person buried in Amphipolis tomb is Hephaestion, best friend and fellow soldier of Alexander the Great.

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