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Alexander the Great

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. His latest creation is Alexander the Great, the king of the ancient Greek kingdom...

Aegae: The Cradle of Ancient Macedonia

The archaeological site of Aegae, next to the contemporary town of Vergina, was the first capital of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedonia. The site is located 65 km (40 miles) west of Thessaloniki in Northern Greece’s province of...

The School of Aristotle: One of the First ‘Universities’ in the World

A place of universal historic and cultural interest, the ruins of the School of Aristotle are located just two miles from the contemporary town of Naoussa, in the Greek region of Macedonia. Located in the region of Esvoria, along the...

The Kalash: A Tribe of Alexander the Great’s Descendants in Pakistan

The people of the Kalash tribe, who live in the Chitral district of Pakistan, believe they are descendants of Alexander the Great's troops who settled in the area about 23 centuries ago. Numbering only about 4,000, their unique culture is...

Tomb of Amphipolis, Ancient Wonder of the World, to be Rebuilt

The Tomb of Amphipolis, considered to be one of the ancient Wonders of the World, will soon be rebuilt, showcasing the remnants of the original tomb by means of a glass floor. The Greek Ministry of Culture and Sport  announced...

2,200 Year Old Alexander the Great Statue Discovered in Alexandria

The Ministry of Antiquities in Cairo has discovered a statue of Alexander the Great within an ancient "residential and commercial zone" in Alexandria that they believe was a trade center in the region during the Ptolemaic period. The archaeologists...