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Macedonian tomb of Eordaia opens to the public.

Macedonian tomb of Eordaia opens to the public.

Macedonian tomb of Eordaia opens to the public An important, but lesser known, tomb monument of the 4th century BC, discovered in 1987 in the village of Spilia, Kozani pprefecture in northwest Greece, will be accessible to visitors following the completion of restoration works conducted by the culture ministry’s 30th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities.  The ancient Macedonian tomb […]

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Lion hunt in ancient Macedonia

Lion hunt in ancient Macedonia

Lion hunt in ancient Macedonia Lion hunt. Mosaic from Pella (ancient Macedonia); source: Wikipedia In Macedonia evidence begins with silver coin-types of the fifth century; King Archelaos is said to have been murdered out hunting; Philip II was said (by Arrian’s sources) to have instituted the corps of royal pages who attended him while out hunting; Herodotos, Pausanias, and Aristotle […]

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Ancient burial site discovered in northern Greece

AP – Remains of two large ancient silver vessels found in Aigai, northern Greece, are seen in this undated … By NICHOLAS PAPHITIS, Associated Press Writer Nicholas Paphitis, Associated Press Writer – Fri Aug 28, 2:34 pm ET ATHENS, Greece – Archaeologists said Friday they have unearthed a lavish burial site at the seat of the ancient Macedonian kings in northern Greece, heightening a 2,300-year-old mystery of […]

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Ancient Macedonians

Ancient Macedonians

Ancient Macedonians From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia    This article is about the people of ancient Greece; for all other uses, see Macedonian (disambiguation).    The expansion of the ancient Macedonians in 4th century BC. The Macedonians (Greek: Μακεδόνες, Makedónes) were an ancient tribe which inhabited the alluvial plain around the rivers Haliacmon and lower Axius, north of Mount Olympus […]

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An excellent response to the biased Washington Post’s article about the Greece – FYROM dispute

By Philip Atticus Craig Witlock’s articles in the Washington Post, Another Rift Between Greece, Macedonia Both Lay Claim to Alexander the Great, of July 28th is hardly an objective piece of reporting. I find it highly questionable, for instance, that Mr. Witlock refers to no less than 6 pro-FYROM sources in the article (Foreign Minister Antonio Milososki; President Gjorge Ivanov, […]

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Argead dynasty

Argead dynasty

Argead dynasty From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The Argead dynasty (Greek: οἱ Ἀργεάδαι) was the ancient Greek ruling house of Macedon from about 700 to 310 BC. Their tradition, as described in ancient Greek historiography, traced their origins to Argos, in southern Greece (hence the name Argeads).[1][2] The family’s greatest members were Philip II of Macedon and Alexander III the […]

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Στα βήματα του Μεγαλέξανδρου στο Αφγανιστάν

Στα βήματα του Μεγαλέξανδρου στο Αφγανιστάν Γιώργος Μπίστης Ουάσιγκτον 14-05-2009   Υπό την αιγίδα της Υπουργού Εξωτερικών Ντόρας Μπακογιάννη έγινε στην Ελληνική πρεσβεία της Ουάσιγκτον μια λαμπρή εκδήλωση, με τίτλο Ακολουθώντας τα βήματα του Μεγάλου Αλεξάνδρου στο Αφγανιστάν, για την ενίσχυση της πολιτιστικής ανάπτυξης στο Αφγανιστάν. Ομιλητής ήταν ο Fredrik Hiebert, επικεφαλής της ομάδας αρχαιολόγων του περιοδικού National Geographic και […]

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The magic of Greek Macedonia lives through its ancient history

The magic of Greek Macedonia lives through its ancient history

Aegean genie                           The magic of Greek Macedonia lives through its ancient history, its seductive coastline and a very well-kept secret – its rapidly expanding wine industry. I was halfway up Mount Olympus when I saw it: an immense pine tree whose gnarled trunk was so wide that […]

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Στο γιο του Μ. Αλεξάνδρου ανήκει πιθανότατα το στεφάνι της Βεργίνας

Στο γιο του Μ. Αλεξάνδρου ανήκει πιθανότατα το στεφάνι της Βεργίνας

Hμερομηνία :  03-04-09             Στο γιο του Μ. Αλεξάνδρου ανήκει πιθανότατα το στεφάνι της Βεργίνας Η επικεφαλής της ανασκαφής που έγινε το καλοκαίρι κατέληξε στο συμπέρασμα πως πρόκειται για την ταφή ενός από τους δύο γιους του Μεγάλου Αλεξάνδρου, με περισσότερες πιθανότητες να πρόκειται για τον Ηρακλή. Στον Ηρακλή, νόθο γιο του Μεγάλου Αλεξάνδρου και της Περσίδας Βαρσίνης, ανήκει κατά πάσα πιθανότητα […]

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Nikos Martis’ Letter to the President of the European Commission, Jose E. Barroso

Nikos Martis Former Hellenic Government Minister 8 Kaissarias Street, Athens, 115 27 Tel.+30 210 777 8800, +30 210 620 4826 Athens, 19 January 2009 OPEN LETTER FROM Nikos Martis Former Hellenic Government Minister President of the «MACEDONIAN HESTIA» TO Mr. Jose Emmanuel Barroso President of the European Commission Dear Mr. President, It is more than clear that what concerns FYROM […]

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