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, October 4, 2014

Door to the third chamber of Amphipolis is Macedonian

A new piece of the puzzle has been added this week to the ongoing excavations at the Tomb of Amphipolis as archaeologists have found three fragments of a marble door at the entrance leading to the third chamber. This double door, imitating a wooden door decorated with nails reinforces the theory that we are dealing with a Macedonian tomb. Like for the other parts of the tomb, the marble comes from nearby Thasos. The door panels have been measured at 1.5 meters wide and 14 cm thick.

At first the possibility of looting was put forward, but since the remains of the door were found in the second chamber this indicates that the slabs were pushed from the inside out, either by the severe earthquake that occurred in the 6th century AD or by the heavy shelling in the area during the Bulgarian attacks of 1913. Under pressure the door must have been blasted forward.

[Reconstruction made by the Greek Ministry of Culture. 
Both pictures are released by the Greek Ministry of Culture]


  1. The Tomb or heroon of Amphipolis is built above an Orphic sanctuary. it's downside level is a physical allegory of hades. I think that this very grave is oriented as the Cave of The Nymphs in the Thirteenth Book of the Odyssey.

    Read this very carefully :

  2. Spectacular new findings
    But the excavation progresses so slowly and the expectation is so great, it seems, between statement and statement you spend months. The third chamber seems even unexcavated.

    1. Thanks for the info. I heard the news just now. I hope to concentrate on this latest press release by the Greek Ministry of Culture very soon. Right now I am tied up with other obligations.

  3. And a mysterious post on the blog of Dr. King. Are found, the horses of Alexander in the tomb?