Mentored by Plato, mentor to Alexander the Great and the "Father of Science,", Greek Philosopher Aristotle's tomb has been found...maybe.
“I have no hard proof, but strong indications lead me to an almost certainty,” claimed archaeologist Kostas Sismanidis. He based his assertion on various biographies that the remains of Aristotle were transferred from Chalkis, where he died, to Stagira, in central Macedonia in Greece. According to Sismanidis' field notes and refering to a Roman biographer of Aristotle's, "Stagira, had been destroyed by Philip, and Aristotle managed to convince the King to reconstruct the city and wrote the laws and the government system himself… His fellow citizens honored him for his actions and established annual celebrations and festivals after his name while he was still alive.”
A large rectangular floor with an empty rectangular surface led the archaeologist to believe that this indeed is Aristotle’s tomb. In his report Sismanides writes, “The most important and characteristic feature of this powerful marble floor, today is an empty rectangular surface, in the exact center and dimensions 1.30 x 1.70 m. And the long axis in the N to S direction.”
“Cleaning of this surface until reaching the physical rock underneath, yielded only little breccia marble, compared to much more than what was on the outside. To the question what kind of construction could this be, we can’t imagine anything else but an altar, marble apparently, judging from the breccia above,” he continues.
"Consequently, all the above-described layout on the marble floor would serve as a central altar. The presence of an altar in this position matches testimonies from biographies that talk about the altar erected in the tomb of Aristotle for sacrifices and to honor the philosopher… The elaborate and spacious floor described, creates a strong image of an assembly of Stagira citizens for sacrifices and feasts, which are also mentioned in the same sources.”