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 Drangiana/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 6, 2014

Macedonian Treasures in the floodlights at Pella’s Museum

It’s definitely time to go or to return to Pella, if only to see these unique MacedonianTreasures, most of which will  be exhibited for the first time at their New Archeological Museum. Starting 5 September 2014, the pieces will be visible till the end of September 2015.

[picture from Proto Thema News]

The artifacts come from excavations carried out over the past 25 years at the royal necropolises in Aiges and Archontiko and include lots of gold in their wreaths, masks and weaponry, but also unique sculptures and vessels of alabaster, metal and terracotta. It seems that some objects have traveled in 2011 to the special exhibition at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford and the Louvre in Paris (Alexandre le Macédonien), but were never shown to a Greek audience.

The underlying idea is to create a comprehensive overview of Macedonia in Archaic and Classical times, which laid the foundations for the later prosperity of the Macedonian Kingdom, leading up to Alexander the Great.

Click here to see a great collection of detailed pictures published by Proto Thema News. I just miss to see Aiges and Archontiko on a map (and I hope that Aiges has not been confused with Aegae as I have seen before!)

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