Alexander the Great
Descendant of Alexander the Great’s Provincial Governor Crowned in India
The coronation of a new titular king, descendant of Porus the Provincial Governor (Satrap) of Alexander the Great, will take place at India's Kangra fort. Alexander the Great and king Porus are two important names in the history of Ancient...
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.
2000-Year-Old Burned Papyrus Mentioning Alexander the Great Analyzed by AI
Computerized artificial intelligence (AI) has analyzed a 2000-year-old burned parchment, and found mention of the generals and usurpers who succeeded Alexander the great, who is also spoken of in the text as "the good king who was ruling as...
The Life of Arrian, The Biographer of Alexander the Great
Over 2,300 years have passed since the death of Alexander the Great, but he remains one of the most famous historical figures of all time. The conqueror's fame might have dimmed, however, were it not for the biographers who...
Man Finds Ancient Greek Coin in His Garden
A 25 year old man from the United Kingdom discovered an ancient Greek coin in his garden and a Ming-style Chinese vase in his mother's attic. The coin dates back to the fourth century BC and was probably minted during...
Iskenderun-Alexandretta, the Ancient City Rocked by the Earthquake in Turkey
The city of Iskenderun, formerly known as Alexandretta, situated in Turkey's Hatay Province, has not been spared from the destruction of the earthquake, which has devastated parts of Turkey and Syria. Photos and videos from the beleaguered port city show...
Description of Alexandria’s Lighthouse found in Ancient Chinese Writings
Contact between the Mediterranean and China was practically non-existent in the ancient and medieval periods; however, in the 13th century, a Chinese official described the city of Alexandria in his extensive work on geography. Zhao Rukuo was a Chinese official...
How Alexander the Great Discovered Himalayan Salt
During their numerous conquests across much of the known world, Alexander the Great and his horse Bucephalas led the elite Macedonian cavalry. According to one legend, they even discovered Himalayan salt, famous today for its pinkish tint and its...
The Superfood that Fueled Alexander the Great
Sea buckthorn berries have been used in traditional medicine throughout Central Asia and Eastern Europe for centuries.
Karaftu Caves, The Mysterious Lair of Hercules in Western Iran
The Caves of Karaftu are a magnificent spectacle formed by both nature and human activity over the course of millennia.