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Greek University Opens Branch in Alexandria, Egypt

The Greek University of Patras announced recently that is opening a branch in Alexandria, Egypt in a first-of-its-kind move by a Greek higher education institution. On Friday at the offices of the Greek community of Alexandria, the rector of the...

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 a brilliant military general.

The Greeks of Alexandria, Egypt

The story of Hellenism in Alexandria goes back more than two millennia, when Alexander the Great established the city.

Ancient Greek Scientist Erasistratus Was the King’s Lie Detector

Ancient Greek scientist Erasistratus (300-250 B.C.) is credited with being among the first human lie detectors. He devised a specific technique to read a person’s physical response so as to spot when an individual was lying. While in Alexandria, Egypt,...

Volcano, Climate Change Caused Destruction of Greek City in Egypt

The hiatus in Berenike, a Hellenistic city in Egypt, was a combination of volcanic eruptions and drought, scientists say

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

The Ministry of Antiquities in Cairo has recently 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...

Ancient Greek Shipwreck Loaded with Treasures Discovered off Egypt

A shipwreck with ancient Greek treasures dating back to the Ptolemaic era of Egypt was discovered recently in the waters off Alexandria.

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

For over fifteen long years, Greek archaeologist Calliope Limneos-Papakosta has been searching for the priceless tomb of Alexander the Great.

Ancient Library of Alexandria One of Greatest Treasures of Mankind

The ancient Library of Alexandria, built in the city that was the brainchild of Alexander the Great, was one of the greatest wonders of the world, hosting scholars who explored science, history and all other areas of knowledge before...

Alexander the Great and the Eighth Wonder of Ancient World

Alexander the Great is said to have rejected a colossal project proposed by his architect and technical advisor Dinocrates to sculpt Mount Athos. The architectural proposal which, if it had been carried out, would perhaps have been the eighth wonder...