After the continuous game at Amphipolis’ tomb “looted or not looted”, at least here in Vergina it is clear that the newly discovered tomb dating from the time of Alexander the Great has not been looted! That deserves a sigh of relieve and a big applause!
The find came as a surprise since most of the tombs in the Aegae necropolis were brutally destroyed and robbed in 276 BC when
Gaul mercenaries at the service of King Pyrrhus thoroughly rampaged the
This is a box shaped tomb containing the remains of a man who died somewhere between the 350s to 320s BC. The many burial gifts that accompanied the deceased will be restored and are meant to be on display at the new Archeological Museum of Aegae that will open soon. Among the many items there is a gold-plated bronze wreath and a wonderful gilded bronze krater, a vessel used for mixing wine and water whose handles show high quality craftsmanship.