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Fraternization on the footsteps of Alexandrer

Fraternization on the footsteps of Alexandrer

Tuesday, April 20, 2010     Municipal and cultural representatives from Dion, Vergina/Aigai and Pella, meeting with the Hellenic community of Alexandria: Article in Eleutherotypia, by Giorgos Kiousis. Dion is the old religious and cultural center of the Macedonians, Aigai, in the modern village of Vergina is the old, historic capital of Macedonia, where its kings were buried. Pella was […]

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Secrets of Egypt – Cleopatra

   

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Temple to cat god found in Egypt

Temple to cat god found in Egypt

Temple to cat god found in Egypt The temple was filled with statues of Bastet, a once fearsome lion-headed goddess whose image changed over time to a domesticated cat Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered a 2,000-year-old temple in Alexandria dedicated to a cat goddess. The temple is the first trace of the royal quarters of the Ptolemaic dynasty to be […]

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Cleopatra, Afrocentrism and Media Distortions

Cleopatra, Afrocentrism and Media Distortions

Cleopatra VII Photo @ Wikipedia.org Yesterday, i noticed accidentally a BBC report , published almost one year ago, entitled “Cleopatra’s mother ‘was African”. Although the report was related to an archaeological discovery, it brought forward again the famous ongoing discussion about the controversy of Cleopatra’s race At the beginning of the report we can read: “Cleopatra, the last Egyptian Pharaoh, renowned for her beauty, […]

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Pylon from Cleopatra’s temple raised from the sea

Pylon from Cleopatra’s temple raised from the sea

  Sean McLachlan AP Photo/Nasser Nasser Archaeologists have pulled a massive pylon from the bay of Alexandria, Egypt, that was once a part Cleopatra’s royal complex. The pylon, a pillar of red granite measuring 2.2 meters long and weighing nine tons, formed part of the temple of Isis and stood right next to Cleopatra’s mausoleum in the year 30 BC. […]

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French Archaeologist Jean Yves Empereur: “Alexander the Great is Greek. It’s over”

French Archaeologist Jean Yves Empereur: “Alexander the Great is Greek. It’s over”

The statue of the Greek king Ptolemy being removed from the harbour, PHOTO @ pbs.org «Alexander the Great was Greek. It’s over», stated in the Greek newspaper “Ta Nea”, the Director of the French Center for Alexandrian Studies in Alexandria, Egypt, Jean Yves Empereur. The famous French archaeologist was honoured yesterday with the Onasis Award. “Alexandria was a huge city. Alexandria’s streets […]

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HISTORY OF EGYPT

HISTORY OF EGYPT    Assyrians, Persians and a Greek: 663-332 BC From the 7th century BC the middle east is controlled by a succession of powerful empires – Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman. Each, with the exception of Babylon, conquers Egypt. The long centuries of powerful native dynasties are now conclusively over. The first intruders, the Assyrians, rule with […]

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History of Egypt – The Reign of Ptolemies

History of Egypt – The Reign of Ptolemies

Ptolemy Soter, first as governor under Alexander and subsequently as king, was the founder of the splendid edifices on the Bruchium, many of which were only finished by his son Philadelphus. He expended but little on his own palace, for he was wont to say that a king should be lavish to others and not to himself. He was a […]

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The Shallatat Gardens discoveries in Egypt.

The Shallatat Gardens discoveries in Egypt.

New finds span time An incomplete Graeco-Roman statue of an athlete in Alexandria and an enormous collection of prehistoric artefacts in Fayoum are the most recent discoveries in Egypt, Nevine El-Aref reports At the Shallalat Gardens next to the fortress of Mohamed Ali in Alexandria, a Greek archaeological mission has discovered what is thought may be a statue of Alexander […]

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Ο Μέγας Αλέξανδρος της Αλεξάνδρειας

Η εντυπωσιακή ανακάλυψη της Ελληνίδας αρχαιολόγου Καλλιόπης Λιμναίου-Παπακώστα στην Αίγυπτο Της Γιωτας Συκκα H είδηση έφτασε ώς την Κίνα. Αγαλμα του Μεγάλου Αλεξάνδρου αποκαλύφθηκε στην Αλεξάνδρεια της Αιγύπτου από Ελληνίδα αρχαιολόγο. Τα ξένα πρακτορεία την «τσίμπησαν» αμέσως, όσο για τις εφημερίδες και τους αρχαιολόγους της Αιγύπτου υποστήριξαν πως: «Αυτή είναι μία από τις πιο σπουδαίες ανακαλύψεις που έγιναν στους κήπους […]

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