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Archaeologists Find Aristotle's Tomb

Polly Ticks

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A team of archaeologists is claiming that they have found Aristotle's tomb in central Macedonia.

A team of researchers say the 2,400-year-old tomb was excavated as part of a 20-year exploration of ancient Stagira, where the great philosopher was born in 384 BC, reported the Greek newspaper Kathimerini.

The discovery will be formally announced Thursday at an international conference, the “Aristotle 2400 Years” World Congress, held in Thessaloniki.
Archaeologists discover Aristotle

Aristotle was one of the world's first political theorists, but let's not hold that against him, he also contributed useful healthy ideas in the fields of logic, metaphysics, and science.

If Aristotle's tomb has been found, I suggest that we celebrate.. not too much or too little, but just the right amount.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotle#Politics

[video=youtube;g2s_lhQ6d6s]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2s_lhQ6d6s[/video]
 
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ibis

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And remember to strike any happy mediums you see.

But seriously, the timing is a wee bit suspicious.
 

Morgellons

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If they look carefully they might find Plato's cave nearby.
 

dizillusioned

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Headline should read:

Greek archaeologist runs out of cash after 20 years claims to know where Aristotles Tomb is or in The Sun: Descartes before De Horse: Tomb or not to be.
 

Boy M5

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These far fetched but plausible stories about the ancients appear every year. Usually connected to a TV programme.
With Deirdre Forbes moving from Discovery to RTÉ, next year we may see improbable claims that Michael Noonan's intellect has been found.
 

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Feel sorry for the archaeology profession generally as each year there are indeed either funding or politically motivated teaser announcements about major finds which have more to do with today than history.

It is in the nature of the media to run with excitable apparent discoveries and to slip in the casual realities later when doubt sets in and the distance between the two pieces of coverage is usually more than a few pages between front page and back.

There is almost a season now for apparent discoveries in the Middle East which resonate for one modern political grouping or another- discoveries which eventually fade away until there is only the dust of the original story left hanging in the air.

Must be very irritating for modern archaeologists to have their profession misused by funding or politics led Indiana Jones type stuff when in fact the real work is unglamorous, painstaking and generally measured in increments of mud.

How one would positively identify such a thing as Aristotle's tomb after all this time and be definitive about it is an interesting challenge. Next week someone will no doubt announce that they have stumbled across the kneebone of Alexander.
 

statsman

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Headline should read:

Greek archaeologist runs out of cash after 20 years claims to know where Aristotles Tomb is or in The Sun: Descartes before De Horse: Tomb or not to be.
The Sun would go with Our Ari in Dig-out Shocker.
 

A REASON

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It took them 2,400 years to find his tomb? They're a bit sh1t at their jobs.
 

artfoley56

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Headline should read:

Greek archaeologist runs out of cash after 20 years claims to know where Aristotles Tomb is or in The Sun: Descartes before De Horse: Tomb or not to be.
did he look in the Kierkegaard for the grave's existence ?
 


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