New clues found in Philip II of Macedon tomb

Fourth-century BC King Philip II of Macedon rode a lot, suffered from sinusitis and was injured in his left arm by a sharp object, archaeologists investigating remains found in the tomb believed to be his in Vergina, northern Greece, said on Friday.

Speaking at the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, the researchers who have been studying bone fragments found in the tomb for the past four years also revealed information about the burial mask found in a gold larnax. It contains the rare minerals huntite and porphyry, which backs the belief that someone of great importance was buried in the tomb. It is also believed to have been worn by Philip II on formal religious occasions.

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