For the past few years archaeologists have been working on excavating a massive
burial mound not far from the ancient city of Amphipolis in Greece. Located just 370 miles north of Athens and dating from the era of Alexander the
Great, many have speculated that one of Alexander’s
military commanders or family members may be buried inside. Archaeologist Katerina Peristeri dates the burial tomb to
between 325 B.C. and 300 B.C. in the era just at the end of the reign of
Alexander the Great. Archaeologists have not yet entered the tomb but expect to in the next few days.
Officials have finally decided on the re interment
details for the remains of the 15th-century English ruler King Richard III.
His remains will be laid to rest on Thursday, March 26, 2015,
in Leicester Cathedral during one of three services to honor the English
The king's remains, which were found under a parking lot in Leicester, England, in 2012, will be placed in a tomb made of
Swaledale fossil stone and black Kilkenny marble crafted by Michael Ibsen, a descendant of King Richard III's sister Anne of York.
A ceramic wine cup that is believed to have been
used by Classical Greek Athenian statesman Pericles has been found in a pauper's
grave in north Athens. The cup was found smashed into pieces but after piecing it back together, archaeologists were amazed to find the name "Pericles" along with the names of five other men.
Experts are sure that the cup was used
by Pericles, as one of the other names listed
is that of Pericles elder brother Ariphron. The name Ariphron is extremely rare so having it listed above that of Pericles makes a strong case that these are the two brothers.
Pericles died of the plague in 429 BC. The cup is to be displayed at the Epigraphical Museum in Athens.