Archaeologists prepare to open a guarded tomb in northern Greece…

Dohyama Ancient Tomb No.3
Dohyama Ancient Tomb No.3 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
 

Huge ancient tomb under guard as archaeologists prepare to open it

 

August 15, 2014: Archaeologists working in northern Greece have uncovered what they believe is the entrance to an important tomb dating back to the times of Alexander the Great, more than 2300 years ago. Read more below:

 
Eastern Hemisphere in 323 BC, at the death of ...
Eastern Hemisphere in 323 BC, at the death of Alexander the Great. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

     

Dohyama Ancient Tomb No.4
Dohyama Ancient Tomb No.4 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
     
English: Antonis Samaras, Web Science Conferen...
English: Antonis Samaras, Web Science Conference Українська: Антоніс Самарас, Web Science Conference (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
     

Archaeologists are preparing to open an ancient tomb newly discovered in northern Greece.

It is believed to be an important tomb from about the end of the reign of warrior-king Alexander the Great, dating back to between 325 and 300 BC.

What is believed to be the entrance of the huge tomb was uncovered by archaeologists excavating an ancient mound and is now under a heavy guard as it is investigated, British newspaper The Telegraph reports.

The tomb is believed to be unlooted.

It is surrounded by a “long and well-built” wall with marble decorations and is suspected to belong to a senior ancient official.

“The excavation will answer the crucial question of who was buried inside,” excavator Katerina Samaras said.

Alexander the Great built an empire stretching as far as India before he died in 323 BC and was buried in Egypt.

Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said the discovery was “clearly extremely important”.

The tomb is expected to be opened within the next two weeks.

Acknowledgements:   © ninemsn 2014

Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/world/2014/08/15/16/32/huge-ancient-tomb-guarded-ahead-of-being-opened#JQHH8EJdIG6l9KRu.99     View video:

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