Archaeologists found tomb of Alexander the Great's mother

Source : 112 Ukraine

The professor provides convincing evidence that this burial belongs to Olympias
20:08, 14 July 2021


Among various burials in Korinos Greek town, archaeologists found the tomb of Alexander the Great's mother Olympias. This was announced by honorary professor and archaeologist Athanasius Bidas, pontosnews wrote.

"The length of the funeral complex under the tomb is 22 m (for comparison, the tomb of her husband, King Philip II, is 9.5 m long). What other person could have such a huge monument, if not for the mother of Alexander the Great?" the media writes.

Published archaeologist's evidence includes the timeline of the burial in Korinos and Olympias death, the features of a female burial (head to the east), a rare three-chamber tomb structure, the same as the probable tomb of Alexander the Great.

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According to Bidas, he came to the conclusion that the burial in Korinos belongs to the mother of the great king and commander back in 2018. In December 2019, he presented his research to the competent cultural authorities, but their representatives did not respond.

As it was reported earlier, in June 2021, archaeologists found a 1,800-year-old statue of a woman in western Turkey, near Izmir city.

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