The marble facade of Philip II tomb, Vergina Greece

Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, Was Buried with Wife and Child after Assassination Says New Study

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Hades and Persephone, fresco in the tomb called "Eurydice", Vergina, Greece. Colors on marble.

Hades and Persephone, fresco in the tomb called "Eurydice", Vergina, Greece. Colors on marble. 48 x 80 cm. ( Public Domain )

Featured Image: The marble facade of Philip II tomb, Vergina Greece.  ( CC BY-SA 2.0 )

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I believe the flowers were mere decoration. Using flowers during burial rites stretches back into ancient times. Graves with petrified remains of flowers have been found in both Roman and Greek graves. From what I’ve heard, the flowers are thought to be a sign of respect, which still bears true today.

What are the many petaled Daisey like flowers on the Macedonian gold funerary casket ??
and what was their significance ??
They seem to feature in much Bronze Age Greek Art .

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