Alexandria

Greek Tombs Discovered on Egypt’s Mediterranean Coast

The joint Egyptian and Dominican archaeological mission of the University of Santo Domingo unearthed 16 burials in the rock-cut tombs near Alexandria from the Greco-Roman era. The mission is directed by Dr. Kathleen Martinez and focuses its works at the...

President of Greek Community of Alexandria Dies

The president of the Hellenic Community of Alexandria (EKA) and the head of the Greek maritime club in Alexandria Edmond Kasimatis passed away from the coronavirus on Saturday. He was 83. Kasimatis who was elected in 2017 was passionately working...

Where is the Burial Place of Alexander the Great?

The location of the tomb of Alexander the Great is one of the greatest mysteries in history. Theories abound, with the most consistent being that the King of Macedonia is buried in Alexandria, the city in Egypt that he...

Audacious Jewelry Heist in Greece Caught on Camera

At least seven robbers, using two vehicles, robbed a jewelry store in the town of Alexandria, northern Greece in the early hours of Wednesday. The audacious criminals seemed completely undeterred by the alarms sounding everywhere -- and even by numbers...

The Greeks of Alexandria, Egypt

The story of Hellenism in Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city, goes back more than two millennia and is marked by Alexander the Great's placement of the first stone as part of the city's first street in 331 BC. Hellenistic Alexandria...

President Pavlopoulos Highlights Importance of New Library of Alexandria

Prokopios Pavlopoulos, the President of the Republic of Greece, had a meeting on Monday with Mostafa El Feki, Director of the Center of Hellenistic Studies at the Library of Alexandria in Egypt, in which he highlighted the importance of...

Greek PM Mitsotakis Meets Patriarch of Alexandria Theodoros II

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with Theodoros II, the Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, at Maximos Mansion on Wednesday. Patriarch Theodoros reportedly emphasized the importance of the African continent in the modern world and called for the Prime Minister's support...

Cities Around the Globe Founded by Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great, who lived from July 356 BC to 10/11 June, 323 BC, was an intrepid conqueror and one of the most brilliant military generals in history. But more importantly, he laid the cultural foundations for the establishment...

Event in Egypt’s Alexandria Honors The ”Lady of Ro”

The Lyceum Club of Greek Women (Lykeion Hellinidon) of Alexandria, Egypt held an event in the ancient Egyptian city on Friday in memory and honor of Despoina Achladioti, widely known as ''Lady of Ro''. The event took place in the historic...

The Greek Archaeologist in Search of Alexander the Great’s Tomb

For over fifteen long years, archaeologist Calliope Limneos-Papakosta has been searching for the Golden Fleece of Greece's ancient history -- namely, the priceless tomb of Alexander the Great. For all these years, she and her team have dug tirelessly...