November 13, 2014 8:17 AM EST

Greek experts have found human remains that they believe are from one of Alexander the Great’s immediate family members, possibly his mother, his wife or his son.

The bones were found in a crypt in the northern Greek province of Macedonia, in an area that Alexander used as a military base. The Times reports that the Greek culture ministry put out a statement saying, “It is clear that the dead person was a hero, a mortal who was worshipped by society at that time.”

This new find comes about a month after the discovery of King Phillip II’s remains, Alexander the Great’s father.

[The Times]

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