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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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Humanities West – Alexander/Alexandria: The Flowering of Hellenistic Culture

Humanities West – Alexander/Alexandria: The Flowering of Hellenistic Culture

Alexander/Alexandria: The Flowering of Hellenistic Culture February 5 and 6, 2010 Herbst Theatre, San Francisco     Alexander conquered the vast Persian Empire and founded Alexandria before dying in his 33rd year in 323 BCE. In the aftermath, Greek literature, learning, and art intermingled with Egyptian, Persian, Babylonian, and Hebrew cultures. The interplay of cultures caused ethnic, artistic, and religious […]

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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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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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“Στο φως” ο τάφος της Κλεοπάτρας και του Αντώνιου

“Στο φως” ο τάφος της Κλεοπάτρας και του Αντώνιου; Πηγή: Sky News, επιμέλεια: Νάντια Παπανικολάου – 20/04/2009 Ο Ζαχί Χαουάς κρατά την αλαβάστρινη κεφαλή της βασίλισσας Κλεοπάτρας (φωτό: Sky News) Τον τάφο της Κλεοπάτρας και του Μάρκου Αντώνιου ισχυρίζονται ότι εντόπισαν αρχαιολόγοι στην Αλεξάνδρεια της Αιγύπτου. Σύμφωνα με την ερευνητική ομάδα, το επίμαχο σημείο, το οποίο εντοπίστηκε με ειδικό ραντάρ, […]

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Radar reveals possible sites of Cleopatra’s Egypt tomb

Radar reveals possible sites of Cleopatra’s Egypt tomb Article from: Agence France-Presse By Rayad Abou Awad April 16, 2009 02:24am ARCHAOLOGISTS searching for the tomb of Cleopatra and Marc Anthony may be closer to locating the burial site of the legendary lovers, Egypt’s antiquities council says. A team led by antiquities chief Zahi Hawass and Kathleen Martinez, an Egyptologist from […]

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The Library of Alexandria

By chubiop The Royal Library of Alexandria or Ancient Library of Alexandria in Alexandria, Egypt, was once the largest library in the ancient world. Generally thought to have been founded at the beginning of… Generally thought to have been founded at the beginning of the third century BC, it was conceived and opened during the reign of Ptolemy I Soter, […]

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FYROM- NGOs push the renaming of Sončev Grad to… Alexandria

FYROM- NGOs push the renaming of Sončev Grad to… Alexandria

Breaking News: Several NGO organization are planning to revive this year’s summer idea (mass gathering of signatures was organized) that a city in FYROM should be renamed Alexandria. The most likely candidate is “Sun’s city” (Sončev grad), a projected satellite town of Skoplje whose future is bleak due to technical and economical aspects. __________________ By Vasco Source: MOTW

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Modern historians about Macedonia –  Elisabeth Gaynor Ellis