Archaeologist Dorothy King does not leave a doubt about Macedonia being Greek. Alexander the Great has conquered many lands in his era, such as Iran or Turkey, but it is unheard of any modern country claiming that their land is Macedonia, or to own the Macedonian identity.
The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great
Agamemnon to Alexander the Great: A stunning exhibition celebrating 5,000 years of Greek culture. Opens June 1. About the Exhibition This summer, National Geographic will bring an extraordinary cultural experience to Washington, D.C. THE GREEKS: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great is an exceptional journey through 5,000 years of Greek history and culture. This exhibition features […]
Happy birthday Alexander!
Happy birthday Alexander! Our Alexander was born on July 20, 356 B.C., in Pella, Macedonia. His father Philip, being in Samothrace, when he was quite young, fell in love there with Olympias, in company with whom he was initiated in the religious Caverian Mysteries ceremonies of the country, and her father and mother being both […]
Mosaic of Alexander the Great meeting a Jewish priest – the first ever non-biblical scene to be discovered inside a synagogue.
Stunning mosaics that may depict Alexander the Great meeting a Jewish priest have been unearthed in Israel. The artwork was uncovered in the east aisle of a fifth-century synagogue in the ancient Jewish village of Huqoq. The scene is the first non-biblical story to be found in an ancient synagogue. A team of archaeologists led […]
In 15 years of conquest Alexander never lost a battle
Alexander the Great’s military tactics and strategies are still studied in military academies today. From his first victory at age 18, Alexander gained a reputation of leading his men to battle with impressive speed, allowing smaller forces to reach and break the enemy lines before his foes were ready. After securing his kingdom in Greece, […]
Alexanders’s famous run-ins with philosophers.
Alexander’s father, Philip II of Macedonia, hired Aristotle, one of history’s greatest philosophers, to educate the 13-year-old prince. Little is known about Alexander’s three-year tutelage but presumably by the end of it Aristotle’s wise but worldly approach had sunk in. According to legend, while still a prince in Greece, Alexander sought out the famed ascetic […]
Alexander the Great, taming his horse Bucephalus.
Thank you Sir John Robert Steell, (1804-91) and people of Edinburgh, for honouring our hero Alexander the Great! The statue was modelled in 1832 and cast in 1883. It is made out of bronze and is installed at Courtyard, City Chambers – Parliament Square, Edinburgh.
Amphipolis Greek tomb – Bones of at least five people including woman and baby found
Greek archaeologists have discovered the bones of at least five people in the limestone grave at the massive Alexander the Great-era burial mound complex at Kasta Hill, Serres. Analysis of the bones found in the grave show that they belong to a woman, a baby, two men and an adult person who was cremated prior to […]
Amphipolis: Skopjans call Dorothy King a “Greek whore”
American archaeologist Dorothy King gives an answer to Skopje twitter users, of whom she receives a barrage of verbal attacks and insults. The archeologist replied to the threats made by Skopjans with a sense of humor and sarcasm across her written lines. One of her twits says:” Seriously? An idiot sending me threats because I’m a […]
Saint Sisoes in the Egyptian tomb of Alexander the Great
Saint Sisoes the Great, is a Saint of the Greek Orthodox Church. He was a hermit, who came out of Egypt, and was known as the Great. He was a hermit at first in the desert and then on the same mountain that Anthony the Great had died. He died in 429 AD, after 62 […]