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Is This What Alexander the Great Really Looked Like?

Dutch photographer and digital artist Bas Uterwijk has been shining a light on what iconic figures from history might have looked like in real life. One of his recent creations is Alexander the Great, the king of the ancient...

Rice, Alexander the Great’s Gift to the Western World

Rice is one of the most important foods worldwide, with everyone aware of its value all over the globe, but this pearly white cereal took a long time to become part of ancient European cultures, with many years passing...

Who Is Buried in the Amphipolis Tomb?

The Amphipolis Tomb, or Kasta Tomb, in northern Greece has captivated both archaeologists and history enthusiasts worldwide since its discovery in 2012. The question of who is buried there remains a mystery. The Amphipolis Tomb is the largest burial mound...

The Twenty Most Famous Movies Based on Greek Mythology

These timeless stories from ancient Greece or Greek mythology have been reinterpreted for modern audiences in engaging and beloved movies. 

The Ancient Greeks of Gujarat, India

Gujarat is one of the most prosperous states in India, with a talented diaspora, known for its business acumen, spread throughout the Western World. Gujaratis have played an important role in global trade from the Persian Gulf to the...

When Alexander the Great Met Diogenes the Cynic

The ancient Greek philosopher Diogenes, known as the father of Cynicism, has become famous for his many interesting interactions, particularly with famous Greek leader Alexander the Great. Diogenes the Cynic (also known as Diogenes of Sinope) lived against the norms...

The Golden Age of Ancient Greek Science

Greece had two golden ages. The legacies of Greek golden ages, especially in science, made Western civilization what we know today.

The Oracle That Stopped Alexander the Great’s Invasion of India

Alexander the Great's planned invasion of India was only stopped in 326 BC by the oracular prophesy he received from the Indian sadhu Kalanus (Calanus). by Ajith Kumar Anyone familiar with the history of Alexander the Great will easily recognize the...

Greece Opens New Museum at Aigai, the Ancient Capital of Macedonian Kingdom

Greece opened the new museum of Aigai on Monday in the town of Vergina, which incorporates the entire archaeological site, the center of ancient Macedonian culture. The new museum unites the Palace of Philip, the royal tombs cluster, and the...

Archaeologist May Have Found Tomb of Alexander the Great’s Mother

If a Greek archaeologist is correct, the tomb belonging to Olympias, Alexander the Great's mother, may have been found in Korinos Pieria, in central Macedonia. The possible discovery of the long-sought tomb of the greatest of Greece's historic generals and...