The lost tomb of Alexander the Great’s mother was found

In northern Greece discovered the lost tomb of Olympias wife of King Philip of Macedonia and mother of Alexander III the Great. This was stated by Athanasios Bidas, professor emeritus of archeology.

The scientist substantiated his theory by studying a number of Macedonian tombs and the inscriptions found inside them. By 2019, Bidas had compiled a complete set of information on hundreds of ancient tombs.

He was particularly impressed by the size of the tomb of Corinus, which he believes could have belonged only to a very important person. The length of the tomb was 22 metres.

The tomb is located near the ancient Pidna and is the largest Macedonian tomb discovered to date. Recent research has shown that it was built in the 4th century B.C.

“In the spring of 316 B.C., after a dramatic seven-month siege of the city of Pydna, Olympias, wife of Philip II, surrendered to Cassander, who tried her as a traitor in a mock trial without giving her the right of acquittal. He then murdered her. It is likely that relatives of the ruling class buried her near their estates in what is now the Korynos district,” explained Bidas.

The Korinos tomb is very similar to a tomb excavated earlier in the Siva oasis in Egypt. Archaeologist Liana Souvlatsi, who led the excavations, is confident that Siva is the legendary tomb of Alexander the Great.