Skeleton found in ancient Greek tomb. Is it Alexander?
The chief archeologist at the site, Katerina Peristeri, said "the tomb in all probability belongs to a male and a general".
The tomb is located at Amphipolis, 100 kms east of Thessaloniki and dates from the late 4th Century BC.
Greek Culture Minister Konstantinos Tasoulas has described the site as "a burial monument of unique dimensions and impressive artistic mastery. The most beautiful secrets are hidden right underneath our feet."
Excavations at the tomb have so far uncovered a stone lion, two sphinxes, two caryatids and floor mosaic depicting Perspehone's abduction by Hades.
Speculation has been rife in Greece about who might be buried within the tomb. The structure dwarfs the burial site of Alexander's father Philip II in Vergina, west of Thessaloniki.
Alexander died in Babylonia in present day Iraq in 323BC. His burial site is not known.