Anthropological and DNA tests cannot discover the identity of the person buried in Amphipolis, reports Greek newspaper Kathimerini.
This information comes as a cold shower after the excitement of discovering a skeleton and two color drawings with images of a man and a woman on the walls of the tomb, an element that has not been observed and found in none of the tombs of the ancient Macedonian civilization, for which it was hoped that can begin to unfold the mystery of the deceased buried in the tomb near Serres.
It is not expected the analysis of the skeleton to give a precise answer that will solve the big “treasure quest”, i.e. the identity of the person buried in Amphipolis.
“Anthropologists can specify whether the deceased was male or female, age, and even the height. But they cannot, at least with current methods and tools, provide a name. Maybe we would never know whether the deceased was Cassander, Ifestion, son of Alexander or someone else from the Macedonian royal family”, writes Kathimerini as a conclusion from the press-conference of Greek Minister of Culture Costas Tasulas, which was held in Amphipolis this weekend.
The text reads that should the analysis indicate that the skeleton belongs to a woman, then the assumptions will revolve around the idea that it belongs to the wife of Alexander, Roxana, or his mother, Olympia.