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 […]

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 […]

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 […]