Archaeologist Konstantinos Sismanidis believes he has discovered the 2400 year-old tomb of Aristotle (384-322 BC) on a hilltop in Stagira, in the Greek region of Macedonia. Stagira was the hometown of Aristotle, the ancient philosopher who tutored Alexander the Great, so it would be especially fitting if the domed tomb was built to honor his ashes. There’s no real physical proof backing up the claim, and some classicists are skeptical. In any case, it’s a great looking structure:
“Is this Greek hilltop the 2,400-year-old burial place of Aristotle?” Helena Smith, The Guardian
“Aristotle’s 2,400-Year-Old Tomb Found at Stagira,” Mary Harris, Greek Reporter
Image (“Aristotle with Mobile Phone, after Francesco Hayez”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
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