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After having studied more in depth the remains found in the tomb of Amphipolis in Greece, experts and historians have highlighted that there are family ties between the five deceased and found in the tomb. Archaeologists have advanced that the remains of the woman who was between 60 and 65 years old, almost certainly is Olympia, the mother of Alexander the Great.
On the other hand, the other adult male bodies may be the sons of King Cassander, who ruled between 305 and 297 BC. It has been discovered that one of them was brutally murdered, but for now the remains of the cremated body and the baby are still a mystery.
According to different writings, Olympia passed away at the age of 59 and it is noted that the ancient Macedonians did not have the custom to bury their deceased together but did it individually. After preliminary investigations, the woman in the tomb is stated to be undoubtedly Olympia and this tomb was erected in his honor.
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This tomb is considered one of the largest and most elaborate in the world that has been known for a single woman, even more than some great leaders in history. In fact, when it was built, so many ornaments were placed on it that it seemed unlikely that it was not a tomb dedicated to a demigoddess or a great heroine.
Detractors of this news have been quick to come out and have assured that Alexander the Great's mother is buried in Pydna, as revealed by an inscription that has been found in that area. The Greek Ministry of Culture has made a statement where the main researchers of this finding explain that after a microscopic study, an infinity of data of great importance can be revealed.
There is still plenty of time for verify 100% the identity of all the people found in that grave, but there are different aspects that must be investigated in depth. With the excitement that this discovery has generated, the different theories about the identity of people and the large number of experts out there, we will not have to wait too long to learn more about this incredible discovery.
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