It is always somewhat terrifying to contribute to someone else’s blog, even for a short time, so bear with me whilst Tony is away because I certainly don’t have quite his touch!
The story that seems to be getting the most attention today, on Greek Reporter and elsewhere, is the discovery in northern Greece of a tomb that may or may not belong to Roxane, wife of Alexander the Great, and their son Alexander IV. As usual, speculation favours the glamorous interpretation, but the head of the team, Katerina Peristeri has made it quite clear that it is too early to talk about identifying the tomb’s owners.
Whether or not the site reveals the tombs of famous names, it looks like a potentially interesting project. The tomb under discussion has a construction unique to the area, consisting of a circular precinct that is “three meters, or nearly 10 feet high” with a perimeter of “about 500 metes, or 1,640 feet” surrounding the tomb.
As with most archaeology projects, it’s case of waiting to see.