Who's Buried in Philip's Tomb?
Dr. Jeanne Reames, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 5pm
Eaton Humanitites 250
1610 Pleasant St Boulder CO 80309
In northern Greece on the afternoon of November 8, 1977, Manolis Andronikos opened an unlooted tomb, revealing spectacular grave goods. Soon, he announced he’d found not only the tombs of ancient Macedonian royalty, but the bones of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.
A multinational museum tour was planned with a glossy, illustrated coffee-table book and a BBC Documentary. Yet cracks in the identification soon appeared, and scholars began asking:
Just who was buried in “Philip’s Tomb”?