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Iskenderun-Alexandretta: The Ancient City of Alexander the Great in Turkey

Situated in Turkey's Hatay Province, the city of Iskenderun, formerly known as Alexandretta, has a long and proud history spanning over 2,300 years. The city was originally founded by the Greek Macedonian king Alexander the Great after the dramatic...

Alexander the Great and the Eighth Wonder of the Ancient World

Alexander the Great is said to have rejected a colossal project to sculpt Mount Athos, as had been proposed by his architect and technical advisor, Dinocrates. The architectural proposal, which, had it been carried out, would perhaps have been the...

The Ancient Greek Tribe of Aetolians That Defeated Alexander’s Army

The Aetolians were an ancient Greek tribe of hardened hillmen that managed to defeat the mighty army of Alexander the Great

What Did India Learn From the Ancient Greeks?

The interaction of the two great ancient civilizations of Greece and India began with the invasion of Alexander the Great in 326 BC.

Greek Minister Blasts Netflix Doc on Alexander as ‘Low-Quality Fiction’

The Greek Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni criticized Netflix's series on Alexander the Great as being "low-quality fiction" that does not represent historical facts. The minister's statement in Parliament followed a question by a nationalist lawmaker who demanded that Greece...

Love Stories of Ancient Greece: From Myth to History

With the arrival of Valentine's Day, let's journey back to ancient Greece, where love stories transcend the realms of history and mythology. These are tales that have captivated the minds of many generations. From the passions of gods to the...

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...

Mieza: The School Where Aristotle Tutored Alexander the Great

Greek archeologists are keen to excavate further the archeological site of Mieza located in the northeastern region of Macedonia where Aristotle is believed to have tutored Alexander the Great. After Greece opened the Palace of Aigai, where Alexander the Great...

What is the Origin of Ancient Macedonians?

The ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia became one of the most significant Greek kingdoms of all time under the rule of Alexander the Great. That occurred in the fourth century BCE. However, how did this kingdom even originate, and...

Did Alexander the Great’s Descendant Establish Singapore?

Singapore has a long history of human settlement, having been shown by Greek scientist Ptolemy almost 2000 years ago on his map of the world. Furthermore, the founder of Singapore is mentioned as a descendant of Alexander the Great...