Thursday, August 14, 2014

Al Baby, Is That You?

Mystery over massive Alexander-era tomb unearthed

Alexander The Great's Tomb Possibly Found In Greece

Archeologists in Greece find large, 'extremely important' tomb from era of Alexander the Great

Ancient Macedon Tomb Discovered in Modern Greece
"The tomb, which dates from around 300BC and is thought to be the largest yet discovered in the country, lies in the ancient Kingdom of Macedon, which now forms part of modern northern Greece. Because of the age, size, and form of decoration it has been suggested by some that the complex may belong to one of Alexander's senior generals or a member of his family, although no specific evidence as to the inhabitant has been uncovered yet.

Due to the ravages of time and iconoclasty of the subsequent Roman occupation of Greece, discovering the exact form is like a jigsaw puzzle for archaeologists who have discovered a large stone lion and a pair of sphinx at the site.

In ancient mythology, the Sphinx was an intelligent and dangerous lion with a human head and wings who acted as guardians and sentinels. In the eponymous Greek myth, Oedipus answers the riddle of the Sphinx to free the city of Thebes in Egypt. Protecting this tomb with a pair of protective creatures shows the deceased for whom it was built was revered and deserving of protection."

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