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Five people buried in tomb at Ancient Amphipolis, tests reveal

The remains of at least five people have been found in the Alexander the Great-era tomb at Ancient Amphipolis, the Culture Ministry said on Monday.

According to a statement, the skeletons discovered last year are that of a woman aged around 60, two men aged between 35 and 45, a child and another person whose identity has yet to be discovered because he or she was cremated.

Officials said that around 550 bone fragments had been recovered from the tome in northern Greece. Of these, 157 have been tested and cataloged so far. Remains of animals were also found in the tomb but these have been sent to a specialist for tests.

The Culture Ministry said that further tests would be carried out on the relics to yield more information that might help archaeologists identify who was buried in the tomb.

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