Greece tomb may be linked to Alexander the Great

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Posted: Sep 07, 2014 11:25 AM

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating a burial mound in northern Greece have found two marble sculptures of female figures and a large, colored marble panel in what appears to be the antechamber of the main room.

The tomb, in the town of Amphipolis, dates between 325 B.C. — two years before Alexander the Great's death — and 300 B.C. There is some speculation that one of his relatives or generals might be buried there. Alexander was buried in Egypt.

The 60-centimeter (2-foot) female figurines are on a wall leading to the yet unexplored main room. The marble panel, 4.2 meters (14 feet) long by 1 meter (3.3 feet) wide, is carved with geometric shapes and painted dark red and yellow. It is located up a wall in the 6.5-meter (21.3-feet) high antechamber.