Well They Found A Skeleton
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12-11-2014, 05:48 PM
RE: Well They Found A Skeleton
(12-11-2014 05:41 PM)kim Wrote:  Because it's Alexander the Great - you know - they guy we believe existed, instead of Jesus. Shy

Not Alexander but the size and construction of the tomb implies it was apparently somebody important
Quote:"It is an extremely expensive construction, one that no single private citizen could have funded," the ministry said at a briefing for reporters on Wednesday. "It is in all probability a monument to a mortal who was worshipped by his society at the time."

Speculation has been rife, with experts raising several possibilities including the deceased being a member of Alexander the Great of Macedon's family or one of his most senior officials.

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12-11-2014, 06:30 PM
RE: Well They Found A Skeleton
It may have been intended for Alex... although why they would put it in Amphipolis and not Pella (the Macedonian capital) escapes me. As has been noted, Ptolemy intercepted the body and brought it to Alexandria.

The question then becomes, who would have had the pull to take over the tomb?

The C14 dating of the bones will be very interesting.

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