An unlooted tomb that appears to belong to a man who died during the Alexander the Great era has been unearthed in Vergina, northern Greece, where the tomb of Philip II was found.
Archaeologist Angeliki Kottaridi who is the head of the excavation suggests that the tomb in Aagae, as Vergina was called in ancient times, is unlooted because they found impressive burial offerings, with a gold-plated bronze vessel and a gold-plated bronze wreath among them.
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An Otago University scientist may have unravelled a 2,000-year-old mystery of what killed Alexander the Great.
National Poisons Centre toxicologist Dr Leo Schep thinks the culprit could be poisonous wine made from an innocuous-looking plant.
Classical scholars have been deeply divided about what killed the Macedonian leader, who built a massive empire before his death, aged 32, in June of 323BC. Some accounts say he died of natural causes but others suggested members of his inner circle conspired to poison him at a celebratory banquet.
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