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Greek Archaeologist Says He Has Found Aristotle's Tomb

Greek Archaeologist Says He Has Found Aristotle's Tomb
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By    |   Thursday, 26 May 2016 07:33 PM

An archaeologist thinks he has discovered the tomb of Greek philosopher Aristotle after a 20-year excavation of a site.

Konstantinos Sismanidis said Thursday he doesn't have "proof but strong indications, as certain as one can be" that his discovery is what he thinks it is, reports The New York Times. 

The tomb was uncovered in Stagira, an ancient village in Greece where Aristotle was born in 384 B.C. He died in 322 B.C.

"We had found the tomb," Sismanidis said. "We've now also found the altar referred to in ancient texts, as well as the road leading to the tomb, which was very close to the city’s ancient marketplace within the city settlement."

Sismanidis announced his finding during a speech in Thessaloniki, Greece that commemorated the 2,400th anniversary of Aristotle's birth.

According to The Daily Mail, all signs point to the tomb being the one that houses Aristotle's remains. That includes everything from when it was constructed, the layout, and the fact that there were relics such as ceramics and coins left at the site.

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