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Aristotle's tomb discovered in Greece PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 May 2016 11:09
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This is a huge discovery! Greek archaeologists at Ancient Stagira, in central Macedonia, Greece, have announced they have found Aristotle’s tomb. The discovery of the 2,400-year-old tomb would mark the most important finding from their 20-year excavation.

The discovery of the tomb of Aristotle was announced by archaeologist Kostas Sismanidis (seen above), according to whom the findings from the 1996 excavation lead to the conclusion that the tomb belongs to Aristotle.

Aristotle was born in Stagira in 384 BC and died in Chalcis, Evia, at 322 BC. The great philosopher was originally believed to have been buried at Chalcis, however, archaeologists are now certain that the tomb they have found belongs to Aristotle. Two literary sources indicate that the people of Stagira may have transferred his ashes to his birthplace.

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