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Alexander the Great

The Astounding Story of Alexander the Great

Alexander III, the "Basileus of Macedon", the "Hegemon of the Hellenic League", the "Shahanshah" of Persia, the "Pharaoh" of Egypt and the "Lord of Asia" -- better known as Alexander the Great -- was one of the most significant...

The Greek Teacher Who Was Kidnapped by the Taliban

In October 2019 Greek teacher Thanasis Lerounis was kidnapped by the Taliban in a welfare center for the Kalash people in Pakistan

Entire Ancient Greek City of Ephesus is UNESCO Heritage Site

Ephesus, an ancient Greek city on the coast of Ionia, is one of the greatest archaeological treasures on Earth, with the entire city listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The great city, which went through endless transformations over the...

Was Greek Philosopher Diogenes the Cynic the First Anarchist?

Greek philosopher Diogenes could have been the first anarchist, or the first satirist, or the first naturalist -- depending on the reader's point of view.

The Stunning Ancient Greek Mosaics of Zeugma

The Ancient Greek mosaics of Zeugma in Turkey are a true archaeological treasure that can be admired at the Zeugma Mosaic Museum, in Gaziantep

How Alexander the Great Prepared for Battle Against the Persians

Astonishing details of Alexander the Great's personal armor as he prepared for the Battle of Gaugamela against the Persians are described by the Ancient Greek historian, Plutarch. Plutarch's Life of Alexander is one of five extant tertiary sources on the...

The Greek Archaeologist in Search of the Tomb of Alexander the Great

For over fifteen long years, Greek archaeologist Calliope Limneos-Papakosta has been searching for the priceless tomb of Alexander the Great.

Moment Statue of Helios, the Sun God of Ancient Greece, was Unearthed

A magnificent marble portrait of Helios, the ancient Greek sun god, that was unearthed at the ancient Agora of Athens in 1970 is one of the most spectacular exhibits of the Ancient Agora Museum. Helios was said to drive his...

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...

The Archaeological Mystery of Aristotle’s Tomb

A Greek archaeologist potentially made one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in decades when he claimed in 2016 that he had found the tomb of one of the most important ancient Greek philosophers, Aristotle, during excavations at the...