An Alexander the Great-era tomb discovered in the Macedonia region of Greece has archaeologists excited. The Lion Tomb, as it is being called, is the largest tomb ever found in Greece–and excavation began there in August. Historians have long believed that Alexander, who died at 32, was buried in Alexandria, the city in Egypt named for him. But his tomb has never been found there. Many experts believe that if it’s true that Alexander the Great’s remains are in Alexandria, the newly discovered Greek tomb could contain his mother’s remains. “The sphinxes at Amphipolis [the location of the tomb] may therefore be interpreted as suggesting that the occupant of the tomb was a prominent queen of Macedon,” writes Andrew Chugg in the Greek Reporter.
Alexander the Great, who conquered much of the known world when he was practically an adolescent, lived from 356 to 323 B.C.. He got off to an advantageous start in life: as the son of King Philip II of Macedon, he had the Greek philosopher Aristotle as his personal tutor.