Discovery of Aristotle's tomb made without any proof

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Discovery Of Aristotle's Tomb Made Without Any Proof

Usually, when you make a groundbreaking discovery like finding the tomb of Aristotle, you need proof. But that's not stopping Greek archeologist Konstantinos Sismanidis who claims he has unearthed the great philosophers burial site.

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After a 20 year investigation, Sismanidis gave an address on the 2,400th anniversary of Aristotle's death at a conference in Thessaloniki, Greece. He said he has "no proof but strong indications, as certain as one can be."

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The tomb was found in a structure in the ancient village of Stagira which just so happens to be where Aristotle was born. Using descriptions from ancient texts, Sismanidis was able to approximate where the tomb was by its location, positioning, and time of construction. And that evidence further suggests the tomb was built after the death of Aristotle's most famous pupil, Alexander the Great.

Interesting side note, Aristotle was a pupil of Plato's and attended his academy for 19 years. And although no human remains were found, Sismanidis also has evidence suggesting that Aristotle's ashes were interred in his hometown of Stagira. At any rate, after 20 years of looking, I think we give the guy a pass on the whole "not having any proof" thing.

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