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King Philip II of Macedon's jaw bone

King Philip II of Macedon's jaw bone

C025/6855

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41.9 x 30.0 cm ⏐ 16.5 x 11.8 in (300dpi)

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JAVIER TRUEBA / MSF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY JAVIER TRUEBA / MSF / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

King Philip II of Macedon's mandible (lower jaw) bone. This bone was found in Tomb I at the Great Tumulus at Aigai, near modern Vergina, Greece. Age estimation techniques show the body to be that of a middle-aged male, which is consistent with Phillip II's death at 46 years old. Also found was a leg bone with a massive knee ankylosis (fusion of the joint) and a hole, which are consistent with a penetrating lance injury received by Philip II in 339 BC. Also buried in the tomb were a young female, Philip's last wife Cleopatra, and their newborn son.

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