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Greek Scientists Say Alexander the Great Died of Pancreatic Necrosis

Alexander the Great died of pancreatic necrosis, not from any other disease previously speculated about, such as malaria or pneumonia, according to the results of a new Greek study Sputnik reports. Dr. Thomas Gerasimidis, Professor of Medicine emeritus at the...

Ancient Greek Coins from Alexander the Great Era Recovered by Israel

Israel recently recovered sixty nine ancient, rare coins from the period of Alexander the Great which were being smuggled from the Gaza Strip into Israel, the country's Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday. Security inspectors from the Israeli Ministry of Defense...

Medieval Illuminated Manuscript on Alexander the Great Displayed in Thessaloniki

A unique medieval illuminated manuscript on the life of Alexander the Great has been unveiled in digital form to the public for the first time ever, in an exhibition which was created as part of the 84th Thessaloniki International...

North Macedonia Places Sign on Alexander the Great Statue Admitting He Was Greek

Authorities in North Macedonia on Friday erected a sign at the base of the massive statue of Alexander the Great in the center of Skopje, admitting that the conqueror ''belonged to ancient Hellenic history and civilization.'' The event was publicized by Nikos...

Forgotten Sculpture of Alexander the Great Found in Greek Museum's Storage

An ancient sculpture of Alexander the Great was recently discovered in a Greek museum's storage room, a leading archaeologist revealed recently on Facebook. Angeliki Kottaridi said the sculptural portrait of the Macedonian king had been forgotten for years in the...

Ancient Greeks Likely to have Guided the Creation of China’s Famous Terracotta Army (video)

The similarities between the sculptures which comprise China's famous Terracotta Army and ancient Greek statues has led some archaeologists to believe that they were created under the guidance of an ancient Greek sculptor. Xi'an's Terracotta Army was discovered by farmers in...

“Agamemnon to Alexander the Great” Exhibit Opens in Seoul

An exhibit featuring more than 350 ancient Greek artifacts opened at the Seoul Arts Center's Hangaram Museum in the Korean capital on Wednesday. Titled “The Greeks, From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great,” the exhibition will be open until September 15,...

Greece to Restore Palace of Pella, the Birthplace of Alexander the Great

Greece's Central Archaeological Council (KAS) decided earlier this week to approve a study which aims to preserve, restore and put on display two buildings of the massive Royal Palace complex of Ancient Pella in Greece's Central Macedonia. This resolution comes...

Athens' Alexander the Great Statue Vandalized With Graffiti

Just a few days after the official unveiling of the statue of Alexander the Great in central Athens, unknown vandals painted slogans on its base on Tuesday night. In yet another incident of vandalism, from which Athens and Greece's other...

Alexander The Great Statue Unveiled in Athens

A stunning bronze statue of Alexander the Great was unveiled in central Athens on Friday morning by the Mayor of Athens, George Kaminis. The low-key ceremony took place at the statue's new home, at the intersection of Amalias and Vasilissis...