The philosopher, who died in 322 BC in Chalcis, Greece, was long believed (mistakenly) to have been buried there
It is documented that Aristotle died in Chalcis in 322 BC and he was long believed to have been buried there, even though no tomb was ever found. But a team of researchers who have been excavating for 20 years in Stagira are certain a tomb they have excavated belonged to Aristotle, whose ashes, according to two literary sources, had been transferred there.
The tomb is in the shape of a dome, with 360-degree views (which emphasize its importance), about 32 feet high, with a marble floor dating back to the Hellenistic Period. A pathway leading to the entrance of the tomb was destroyed by the Byzantines, who built a tower on top of it.
The discovery was formally announced at the “Aristotle 2400 Years” World Congress, in Thessaloniki, Greece.
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