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One of the vases found in Aigai contained human remains, and archaeologists say the find was made close to a similar burial excavated last year, which may have belonged to an illegitimate son of Alexander the Great.
updated 8/28/2009 12:57:06 PM ET 2009-08-28T16:57:06

Archaeologists say they have found a lavish burial site while excavating the ancient Macedonian capital in northern Greece.

The find in the ruins of Aigai was made a few meters from last year's remarkable discovery of what experts say could be the bones of Alexander the Great's murdered teenage son.

Archaeologist Chrysoula Saatsoglou-Paliadeli says the human remains excavated this week were inside one of two large silver vessels found in the ruins, some 190 miles (300 kilometers) north of Athens.

She said Friday it is too early to speculate on the identity of the bones.

Alexander was one of the most successful military commanders of all times. By the time of his death in 323 B.C, he had conquered much of the known world, reaching as far as India.

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