On 21 April 2000 Science published an article by Antonis Bartsiokas titled ‘The Eye Injury of King Philip II and the Skeletal Evidence from the Royal Tomb II at Vergina’. In it he criticised some observations made by Prag, Neave and Musgrave in earlier publications concerning possible trauma to the cranium and facial asymmetry. In an attempt to identify the man in the main chamber of Tomb II at Vergina as Philip III Arrhidaios rather than Philip II, he also argued that the bones had been burned dry, degreased and unfleshed. We answer his criticisms, and refute his dry cremation argument, pointing out that, far from strengthening the claim for Arrhidaios, it weakens it considerably.
|Translated title of the contribution||The Occupants of Tomb II at Vergina. Why Arrhidaios and Eurydice must be excluded|
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||International Journal of Medical Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|