As you’ll know by now, I like to follow the latest archeological news in the Hurriyet Daily News and when the news is about Alexander the Great, it has my undivided attention.
But I found this article very disappointing. There were no new facts or revelations, no accent on any part of Alexander’s campaigns, sieges or routes, while Turkey certainly can provide a wealth of information on these matters. Yet all I read is a speedy list of successive countries, cities and territories which Alexander crossed over the twelve years of his conquest of Asia and I entirely fail to understand the relation between the title and the contents. I would have expected more from a university professor, the more since he lives in Alanya part of the year and should be familiar with Alexander’s traces in Turkey.
In any case, the article will make good reading for whoever wants to have a compact text about the life and conquests of Alexander the Great. You are free to fill the gaps where and whether you want.