Alexandria's founded by Alexander

Alexandria's founded by Alexander the Great (by year BC): 334 Alexandria in Troia (Turkey) - 333 Alexandria at Issus/Alexandrette (Iskenderun, Turkey) - 332 Alexandria of Caria/by the Latmos (Alinda, Turkey) - 331 Alexandria Mygdoniae - 331 Alexandria (Egypt) - 330 Alexandria in Areia (Herat, Afghanistan) - 330 Alexandria of the Prophthasia/in Dragiana/Phrada (Farah, Afghanistan) - 330 Alexandria in Arachosia (Kandahar, Afghanistan) - 330 Alexandria in Caucasus (Begram, Afghanistan) - 329 Alexandria of the Paropanisades (Ghazni, Afghanistan) - 329 Alexandria Eschate or Ultima (Khodjend, Tajikistan) - 329 Alexandria on the Oxus (Ai-Khanoum, Afghanistan) - 329 Alexandria in Margiana (Merv, Turkmenistan) - 326 Alexandria Nicaea (on the Hydaspes, India) - 326 Alexandria Bucephala (on the Hydaspes, India) - 325 Alexandria Sogdia - 325 Alexandria Rambacia (Bela, Pakistan) - 325 Alexandria Oreitide - 325 Alexandria in Opiene (confluence of Indus & Acesines, India) - 325 Alexandria on the Indus - 325 Alexandria Xylinepolis (Patala, India) - 325 Alexandria in Carminia (Gulashkird, Iran) - 324 Alexandria-on-the-Tigris/Antiochia-in-Susiana/Charax (Spasinou Charax on the Tigris, Iraq) - ?Alexandria of Carmahle? (Kahnu)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Andriake’s granary to be turned into a museum

When I last visited Andriake in 2008, I felt there was still a lot of work to do by the archeologists – but then that is the case everywhere in Turkey. There are so many sites that authorities must find it hard to pick their choice.

[picture from the Hurriyet Daily News]

Anyway, this time, it is the turn of Andriake, the port of ancient Myra. The picture I find in the Hurriyet Daily News shows that no half measures are taken as Andriake looks more like a construction site than a ruined city. The plan is to build an open-air museum inside Hadrian’s Granary which should open by the end of November 2013 and is meant to display many of the regions artifacts.

It seems they have worked out the details pretty well, since ticket booths, offices, cafes and toilets will be provided. High time for me to return for an updating visit!

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