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Ancient Macedonia – Philip II (359-336 BC ) and ancient Greek coins

Ancient Macedonia - Philip II (359-336 BC ) and ancient Greek coins

Ancient Macedonia  - http://www.TrustedCoins.com Ilya Zlobin, expert in coins and artifacts of the ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine times reads the biography of the ancient Greek king of Macedonia Philip II of Macedonia. He was the father of Alexander the Great and won the Olympic games in ancient times and he made coins commemorating his victory. You can own these authentic ancient […]

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Alexander the Great conquered the Louvre

Alexander the Great conquered the Louvre

Marble head representing Alexander. © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism / Archaeological Receipts Fund / Musée du Louvre) Eric Bietry-Rivierre The museum focuses the treasures of the palaces and temples of ancient Macedonia. Gold, silver, marble, mosaics: a forgotten kingdom was hiding under the caption of one man. Prior to being great, Alexander was Macedonian. More than […]

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Philip II of Macedonia – the Unifier of Greece

Philip II of Macedonia - the Unifier of Greece

King Philip II of Macedon.   Video from the Youtube channel of eformisis Philip II (Greek: Φιλιππος) was a Greek king of Macedon from 359 BC until his death in 336 BC. The famous king (Βασιλεύς) and father of Alexander the Great, was born in 383/82 BC. He was son of the king Amyntas III and queen Eurydice. His […]

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Discussion about the Ancient Macedonian Origins in FYROM’s TV

Discussion about the Ancient Macedonian Origins in FYROM’s TV

One of the funniest discussions you will ever watch about the origins of ancient Macedonians is the one between the former PM of FYROM Ljubco Georgievski and one called Milenko Nedelkoski in a FYROM’s TV channel. The former PM of FYROM explains with simple and reasonable arguments the reasons why Alexander the Great is considered Greek, while he built through […]

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Coins of Alexander the Great

Coins of Alexander the Great

by Andrew McIntyre In order to understand the coinage of Alexander the Great, it is necessary first to explain the ancient Greek world. There were no specific nations and no specific country called Greece in the ancient world. Greek-speaking people had settled all over the Mediterranean. They established cities from Spain to the Black Sea in southern Russia. Alexander’s […]

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The Philippeion at Olympia

The Philippeion at Olympia

This Statuette of Alexander with a Lance (Now Missing) portrayed him armed and naked, echoing the great heroes of Greek mythology The Philippeion was erected near the west wall of the Altis in 338 BC. The circular monument was commissioned by Philip II of Macedon in celebration of both athletic and military victories. Philip had already won several chariot races […]

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“Who’s Who in the ‘Royal’ Cemetery at Vergina and Why it Matters”

“Who’s Who in the ‘Royal’ Cemetery at Vergina and Why it Matters”

Monday, April 5, 2010 “Who’s Who in the ‘Royal’ Cemetery at Vergina and Why it Matters” The Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies University of Illinois at Chicago presents THE 27TH ANNUAL TRACY LECTURE by Jonathan Hall University of Chicago “Who’s Who in the ‘Royal’ Cemetery at Vergina and Why it Matters” Friday 9 April 2010 3:00 PM UIC Institute […]

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What do you really mean when you say that you are a from Greece?

What do you really mean when you say that you are a from Greece? Nick Michael Hodges March 09, 2010 I Happen to know well that all South Slavonian propagandists don´t get paid although some of them do and make a career out of it because the money keeps flowing in constantly from various sources that are […]

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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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