Impressive findings from newly discovered unlooted tomb in Vergina

An unlooted tomb along with burial offerings, which appears to belong to a man who died during the reign of Alexander the Great…

An unlooted tomb along with burial offerings, which appears to belong to a man who died during the reign of Alexander the Great, has been discovered in Vergina (known as Aegae in ancient times). Amongst the many impressive findings there appears to be a gold-platted bronze wreath.

Archeologist Angeliki Kottaridi, who is the head of the excavations at the Aegae necropolis, commented on Facebook that the Macedonian tomb had not been looted. This was a pleasant surprise, as the necropolis in Aegae had been plundered savagely by Pyrros’ mercenary Gauls in 276 BC.

Mrs. Kottaridi stressed the importance of the finding and revealed that the man entombed died during the reign of Alexander the Great (336-323 BC). The tomb also contains a wealth of burial offerings, which will be exhibited in the new museum in Vergina.

The archeologist also uploaded two photos of the tomb, including an intricately detailed container that was used to mix wine with water at symposia, in order «to marvel the exceptional level of Macedonian metallurgy«.

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