Royal Artifacts Likely Alexander's

July 2008
Military History;Jul/Aug2008, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p12
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.


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