A tomb that many believe was intended for Alexander the Great is starting to yield its secrets half a century after it was discovered. Finds from the burial chambers at Amphipolis, including a remarkable hoard of mosaics and sculptures, were unveiled by archaeologists at the Ministry of Culture in Athens [...]
More structures identified at Amphipolis mound. A geophysical survey was carried out on Kasta Hill, where the mysterious tomb of Amphipolis was discovered, with the results indicating the location of additional man-made structures of archaeological importance. Aerial view of the Kasta Mound at Amphipolis [Credit: To Vima]
A team of Greek researchers has confirmed that bones found in a two-chambered royal tomb at Vergina, a town some 100 miles away from Amphipolis's mysterious burial mound, indeed belong to the Macedonian King Philip II, Alexander the Great's father.
This brick refers to the Assyrian King Sargon II who reigned from 721 to 705 BC. It is inscribed in cuneiform text and is located in the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago. The brick was found in the ancient Assyrian city of Khorsabad during excavations that took place from 1929 to 1935. Sargon is also referred to in the Bible in Isaiah 20:1.