At the Aristotle 2,400 Year Conference Archaeologists announced to have found the tomb of Aristotle.
A sensational archaeological discovery has been unveiled today. Aristotle's tomb has been discoverd at the ancient Stagira in central Macedonia. Archaeologists have presented the discovery at the World Congress: "Aristotle 2400 Years" in Thessaloniki.
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The discovery of Aristotle's grave is the biggest find in the 20 year excavation at the Stageira site. Aristotle was born in Stageira, in 384 BC. He died in Chalcis 322BC. He was believed to have been buried in Chalcis. The researchers though found items in the tomb in Stageira that can be linked to Aristotle. There are also ancient written sources that say that the people of Stageira brought Aristotle' ash home.
Aristotle's tomb is located in the center of Stagira and was 10 meters high. It has been destroyed by the Byzantines that built a square tower on top of Aristotle's tomb.
Aristotle is the universal philosopher, whose work has left an indelible mark on the Classical, Hellenistic and Graeco-Roman world, on the Byzantine scholarly tradition, on the Arab world, on the Medieval Europe and continues to exercise influence on the intellectual life of contemporary Western civilization.
Aristotle is the great greek philosopher whose work spreads over the broadest range of topics, covering all major branches of Philosophy such as Logic, Dialectic, Syllogistic, Metaphysics, Political-Moral Philosophy, Rhetoric, Poetics and many sciences.
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The Greek Reporter has several photos of the ruins of Aristotle's Tomb.