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Five buried in Amphipolis tomb, results reveal

Artifacts discovered in Amphipolis.
Artefacts discovered in Amphipolis. Image by Elisa Triolo / CC BY-SA 2.0

Greece’s Ministry of Culture has confirmed that according to the results of laboratory tests, the remains found at Amphipolis tomb near Thessaloniki belong to five dead, instead of one person as archaeologists initially believed. Scientists have identified the remains as belonging to a 60-year-old woman, two men of 30 to 45 years of age, a baby and an adult who was cremated. The DNA tests are still to confirm whether Amphipolis was a family tomb. Initial speculations about the identity of the person buried in the tomb included Alexander the Great himself, or one of his relatives or generals. Read more: greece.greekreporter.com