Philip II’s skeletal remains sent to CSI lab
|The larnax containing Philip II's bones has been found in the main chamber of Tomb II of Vergina’s Great Tumulus [Credit: Archaiologia]|
This material has also been found in other tombs in Macedonia but this is the first time that an exhaustive research about its chemical and mineralogical composition is taking place. The material’s detection will offer invaluable information on the larnax’s corrosion processes, as well as on the ritual materials of the time.
The request of the fragments’ transportation, submitted by the Director of the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki excavation in Vergina, Prof. Ch. Saatsoglou-Paliadeli, has been approved by the Central Archaeological Council.
Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ via Archaiologia [December 07, 2012]
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