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 OR Termez, Afghanistan) - 328 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)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Amphipolis … here we go again!

A strange statement was made yesterday by Mrs. Katerina Peristeri “in about a month we finish”. Did she mean that excavations at Amphipolis would be stopped for the season or does she expect to round up the excavations in a month?

Once again speculations about the possible occupants are listed in this article by Why are they rubbing in all these theories time and again, I don’t understand. Anyway, just to be complete, here follows the list of the possible names:

  1. Megas Alexandros himself
  2. Roxane
  3. Alexander IV, the son of Alexander the Great
  4. Olympias, the mother of Alexander the Great
  5. Cleopatra, the sister of Alexander the Great
  6. Cassander, son of Antipater, who murdered Olympias, Roxane and Alexander IV
  7. Nearchus or Laomedon or Androstenes, all generals of Alexander the Great
  8. Antigonus the One-Eyed, general of Alexander the Great and one of the Diadochi
  9. Hephaistion, childhood friend and general of Alexander the Great who died in Ecbatana
  10. Heracles, the illegitimate son of Alexander the Great and Barsine, his mistress
  11. Polyandrion
  12. Polyperchon, general of Alexander the Great
  13. Philip-Arrhidaeus, half-brother of Alexander the Great
  14. Philip II, Alexander’s father as many still doubt that he was buried in the tumulus of Aegae
I am not going to comment on any of these suggestions – that have been amply discussed in earlier articles. For those who still want to read more on this argumentation, please click on this link for

The least I can say is that they covered every possible candidate, except maybe Queen Eurydice who married Philip-Arrhidaeus. Why has she been left out?

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  1. News from Empedotymos:

    1. I do not understand this. Can you explain what he means to point out?

  2. Empedotimos uses the tomography to demonstrate that the linéarity of the succession of chambers joins in a visible structure of vacua. Letters correspond to these spaces. It is a pity that nobody thought of translating these excellent rates ( my Greek isn't as good enough to do this: maybe someone else?) . This man is very curious and acute.

    1. I agree, there must be somebody out there whose knowledge of Greek and English is good enough to make a decent translation. Let's hope ...

  3. Empedotimos was right! :

  4. I'm still puzzled. How wide is this fourth chamber? Is it a mere corridor (behind a 96cm wide doorway) or does it follow the width of the previous chambers? If it is a corridor, this may indicate indeed that they'll have to dig to the very center of the mound.

  5. Yes they will. The width of the Third chamber is very important. They say seven meters deep. So the corridor and the next chambers could have the shape of a circular and concentric structure or the one of the kind of a Boustrophedon.