This event is sponsored by the UW Department of History:
Dr. Yannis Maniatis and Laura Wynn-Antikas are two members of a team of experts who have been re-examining the remains in the Great Tumulus at Vergina since 2010; Dr. Maniatis is Research Director of the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (Greece) and head of the Centre’s Laboratory of Archaeometry as well as Coordinator of its Archaeometry Program of the Institute of Materials Science. Their study is part of a broader scientific research program that is re-examining results of earlier surveys with medical and physical-chemical methods. One result will be a database available to the international scientific community.
The findings were first presented at the Archaeological Conference of Archaeological Study in Macedonia and Thrace during 2013 held at the
University of Thessaloniki in mid-March. The press release of the team's presentation began with the words 'New evidence about the deceased of the royal tomb II at Vergina. Everything points to Philip II and a female warrior.' The identity of those buried with a great wealth of possessions
has been debated since the opening of the tomb in 1977.