Large Hellenistic Tomb Is Found in Greece
Archeologists have unearthed a massive tomb in the northern Greek town of Pella, capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedonia and birthplace of Alexander the Great.
The eight-chambered tomb dates to the Hellenistic Age between the 4th and 2nd centuries BC, and is the largest of its kind ever found in Greece. The 678-square-foot tomb hewn out of rock is on the eastern edge of the ancient cemetery of Pella, about 370 miles north of Athens. The tomb’s size suggests it belonged to a wealthy Macedonian family, said Maria Akamati, who led the excavations.