TITLE

Royal Artifacts Likely Alexander's

PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Military History;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that ancient burial artifacts that are initially attributed to Macedonian King Phillip II--including a helmet, shield, scepter and silver crown--instead may have belonged to his legendary son Alexander. In 1977, an archaeological team excavated three royal tombs and dated them to Phillip and his contemporaries. But recent analyses suggest the tombs contain the remains of Alexander's son and his half brother, who shared the throne and royal trappings following Alexander's 323 BC death.
ACCESSION #
35572119

 

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