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Alexander the Great

What Did Alexander the Great’s Tomb Look Like?

The quest for Alexander the Great's tomb has occupied researchers for centuries. However, another interesting issue surrounding the famous conqueror's resting place is the question of what Alexander the Great's tomb actually looked like. Fortunately, we have a variety...

Descendant of Indian King Porus Discusses Alexander the Great and Greece

A descendant of the ancient Indian King Porus, a colossus from ancient Indian history and a prominent aristocrat from the “Eastern Hellenic World”, opens up about Alexander the Great and ancient and modern Greece. Porus' dynasty was neither brought to...

Necropolis in Naples Reveals the Enduring Influence of Ancient Greece

A spectacular Greek necropolis complex in Sanita, near Naples, opened to the public just a few years ago, allowing visitors to see the breathtaking tombs carved into the volcanic tufa rock by the ancient Greeks who colonized the area. Just...

The Jewish Prophesy of Alexander the Great

According to the the Jewish Book of Daniel, Alexander the Great was prophesied 200 years prior to his birth and was to change the course of Judaism forever. In 336 BC, at the age of twenty, Alexander the Great succeeded...

Alexander the Great’s Assassination and the Location of the Lost Tomb

Archaeologists and scholars have spent nearly a century investigating what happened to Alexander the Great and where his tomb is located. Some argue that his tomb is in Macedonia, northern Greece, while others claim it is in Alexandria, Egypt,...

Scientists Identify the Occupants of Macedonian Tombs at Vergina, Greece

Scientists have revealed the identities of the occupants of the unspoiled 4th-century BCE Royal Tombs at Vergina in northern Greece. The burials contain the remains of Alexander’s father, stepmother, half-siblings, and son, along with armor and other items belonging to...

The Priceless Ancient Greek Treasures of Dion, Macedonia

In an Eden-like environment at the foot of Mount Olympus lies Dion, the sacred site of the ancient Macedonians.

The Strange Things Alexander the Great Brought to Europe from Asia

Alexander the Great is well known for his military exploits and expansionist politics, but he is perhaps not as well known for his introduction of certain items, wildlife animals, and practices of India to Europe. The great leader is known...

Afghanistan’s Ancient Greek City and the Mystery of its Demise

The ancient Greek city of Ai-Khanoum in Afghanistan was discovered by accident in the 1960s, but its demise has captivated historians and archaeologists for decades. The city that was lost under the desert sands for almost two thousand years was...

Alexander the Great’s Defiant Siege of Tyre

Alexander the Great's siege of the island city of Tyre used all the innovation and cunning worthy of a conqueror who is still remembered to this day. Amid his campaigns against the mighty Persian Empire in the early fourth century...