This one has been making the rounds as well and I’ve just had a chance to listen … the sound is very 1980s, kind of like Pet Shop Boys meets New Order … half way through, the voice conjugates amare (but pronounces ‘v’ as ‘v’) … still an interesting listen:
… reading though the comments I see folks mentioning Neoplatonism and the like, but I don’t quite see/hear it.
Ages ago when I first started gathering news items and the like to share in various fora, I subscribed to the Athens News Agency feeds … as they were subscribed via a very old email address (which is basically a spamtrap now) I didn’t pay much attention to them any more but out of curiosity last week I was browsing through them and found this item, which does not seem to have made it into an English newspaper source:
A small portion of the skeleton of the ancient king Philip II of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great, is to be taken for testing to the Demokritos National Centre for Scientific Research, Thessaloniki’s Archaeological Museum announced on Wednesday.
The ancient king’s remains were found inside a golden larnax, or casket, considered one of the most valuable objects of the ancient world, found inside the main chamber of grave II at the Vergina archaeological site in northern Greece.
The aim of the transfer is the microscopic examination, analysis and photography of an unknown substance covering the bones, which has also been found in other Macedonian tombs. This is the first time this substance will be analysed to discover its chemical and mineral composition, with the results are expected to yield valuable information concerning the larnax corrosion processes and the ritual materials used in that period.
A request for the transfer of the shards of bonds from the head of the Vergina digs was approved by the Central Archaeological Council on Tuesday.