Recently many daring theories are circulating about the grave site that is still being excavated in Amphipolis. A few months ago it was (tentatively) tied to Roxane, the wife of Alexander the Great and/or their son, Alexander IV (read more: Roxane’s tomb linked to the Lion of Amphipolis?). The theory is still at the stage of speculations as the tumulus itself has not yet been examined.
All parties, including the Ministry of Culture and Katerian Peristera responsible for the archaeological excavations near ancient Amphipolis, agree that because of the size of the tomb they expect it to belong to “a significant individual” but that is far as they can go for now.
Of course, the mound dates from the fourth century BC; of course, it is very impressive by its size as the marble-faced wall is
long and three meters high; and, of course, Amphipolis was an
important city in ancient Macedonia to which Roxane and her infant son Alexander
were exiled by Cassander. But it is far
too early to speculate any further and certainly not in the direction of Alexander the Great in person. If, and I
say IF his grave were to be found one day, it certainly would not be in a place
like Amphipolis. The least the
Macedonians could and would have done was to bury him in Aegae (Vergina) or in . Pella
These recent speculations are totally absurd and an absolute nonsense in my eyes!