Professor of Classical Archaeology believes that the tomb is Roman and not Macedonian

Professor of Classical Archaeology believes that the tomb is Roman and not Macedonian

20 09 2014

Mrs Olga Palagia, professor of Classical Archaeology in the University of Athens, believes that the tomb is Roman and not Macedonian.

She states that the Caryatids were the favorite symbol of the Roman Emperor Augustus and the monument could be honouring the dead from the Battle of Philippi (Macedonia, Greece), in 42 BC. In the battle of Philippi the forces of Mark Antony and Octavian were against the forces of Julius Caesar's assassins, Brutus and Cassius.

The winners of the battle (Mark Antony and Octavian) could have buried their dead in the Amphipolis Tomb, according to this professor.

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