01 10 2015
The Archaeologists at Amphipolis have revealed 3 new inscriptions. In one of them, they discovered the Monogram of Hephaestion, the closest friend of Alexander the Great.
The head architect, Michalis Lefantzis, stated that the Amphipolis Tomb was commissioned by Alexander the Great, designed by Dinocrates and dedicate to General Hephaestion, who was Alexander's closest friend and died in 324 B.C. at Ecbatana, Iran.
The lead archaeologist, Katerina Peristeri, claims that the whole tumulus was a funerary monument for Hephaestion and that it was built between 325 - 300 BC.