The skeleton found in the underground chamber inside the Kasta tomb in Amphipolis could belong to a general of Alexander the Great, chief archaeologist Ekaterini Peristeri said on Saturday, addressing an event at the ministry of Culture in Athens dedicated to Ancient Amphipolis.
The event included several presentations of results over the 2012-2014 excavation seasons and was coordinated by Athens University Professor of Classical Archaeology Vassilis Lambrinoudakis and archaeologist and director of the Museum of Cycladic Art Nicos Stambolidis.
When asked about the skeleton found in the tomb and the identity of the deceased, the issues that raised the most questions during the presentation, Ms. Peristeri replied that the presence of the Lion at the top of the Tomb could mean that the tomb was build for a general of Alexander the Great.
Ms. Peristeri also revealed that among the finds of the excavation, there were also coins dating back to the era of Alexander the Great. However, she noted that these were widely circulated even centuries later.