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Large Ancient Tomb Discovered in Greece


A Greek farmer has accidentally uncovered an historic find - the largest ancient tomb ever found in Greece.

The eight-chamber tomb was discovered in a field just outside the historic northern city of Pella, birthplace of Alexander the Great, whose empire stretched across the Middle East and Asia.

Archeologists said Sunday the tomb dates between the fourth and second centuries B.C. It is filled with jewels, copper coins, and pots and its engraved tombstones can still be read. They say the size of the tomb shows it belonged to a wealthy family of the Greek Macedonian kingdom.

Historians say the tomb and its contents offer a rare look at life in ancient Macedonia.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.