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Remains of Alexander the Great’s father identified


Cremated remains found in a royal tomb discovered in Greece have been identified as belonging to King Philip II, the father of Alexander the Great.

The anthropological investigation examined 350 bones and fragments found in two larnakes, or caskets, of the tomb. It uncovered pathologies, activity markers and trauma that helped identify the tomb’s occupants.

Along with the cremated remains of Philip II, the burial, commonly known as Tomb II, also contained the bones of a woman warrior, possibly the daughter of the Skythian King Athea, Theodore Antikas, head of the Art-Anthropological research team of the Vergina excavation, told Discovery News.

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Story: Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News | Photo: Theodore Antikas

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