Bones of Macedonian King Philip II

Scientists have established that some of the bones they found in a tomb in the 1970s are of the Macedonian King Philip II. The tomb was located in a small town in northern Greece called Vergina. Philip II was the king of the Kingdom of Macedon from 359 BC until he was murdered in 336 BC. His son Alexander the Great was known as one of the world’s best military leaders. Under Alexander the Great’s rule, the kingdom grew to cover Persia, Babylon and parts of Asia. His tutor was the philosopher Aristotle. Alexander the Great died at the very young age of 32 because of an illness. Here is a video about him.


Image Credits:Gunnar Bach Pedersen for Philip II’s image
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