That’s about the latest fact that has transpired: five people have been buried at the Amphipolis tomb. According to the latest announcement made by the Greek Ministry of Culture, there were four burials here and one cremated body.
[Picture released by Greece ‘s Ministry of Culture]
It has been determined that the remains are those of a woman approximately 60 years old (not exactly what was mentioned before), two men of 30-45 years and a newborn baby; the cremated remains are those of an adult who was incinerated prior to the death of the other four occupants of the tomb. DNA tests will have to establish whether there is any family relation, although that will be more difficult with the cremated person for whom the tomb was initially built.
Once again speculations are flaring up, hoping to attribute the bones of the woman to Queen Olympias and to identify the two male skeletons as sons of Cassander, one of which was murdered. For the cremated body or the infant no suggestions have been put forward. However the skeleton of the woman shows no sign of stoning which caused Olympias’ death. The youngest of the males probably was murdered with a knife.