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 […]

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 […]