To the northwest of Philip's tomb is the later and simpler Macedonian "tomb of the Prince". The facade is of the Doric style covered with marble plaster in which there was a written frieze that is not preserved today. Below the frieze, two plaster relief shields are formed that once had written decoration.
In the grave were found the bones of a teenager about 14 years old, placed in a silver hydria which was crowned with a golden wreath. We do not know who the deceased was, but he must have been a member of the royal dynasty, which is why the tomb was conventionally called the "tomb of the prince". The tomb was untouched and saved all the burial gifts of the deceased, his precious utensils and weapons, as well as a golden ivory bed. A narrow frieze with a chariot race theme decorates the walls inside the vestibule with its beautiful colors.
The antechamber of the tomb is decorated with rows of corridas (chariots with two horses that were also used in chariot races), while the funeral chamber, while in the funeral chamber rich offerings, gold and silver banquet vessels as well as ivory objects were found, which testify to a basilica burial.
The fact that the burnt bones were found to belong to a young teenager (13-14 years old) leads to the conclusion that it is likely to be Alexander IV, the son of Alexander the Great and Roxane, who was presumably murdered by Cassander in 310 BC X.
Editor: Fotini Anastasopoulou