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, February 14, 2015

Amphipolis: five remains found inside the tomb

That’s about the latest fact that has transpired: five people have been buried at the Amphipolis tomb. According to the latest announcement made by the Greek Ministry of Culture, there were four burials here and one cremated body.

[Picture released by Greece ‘s Ministry of Culture]

It has been determined that the remains are those of a woman approximately 60 years old (not exactly what was mentioned before), two men of 30-45 years and a newborn baby; the cremated remains are those of an adult who was incinerated prior to the death of the other four occupants of the tomb. DNA tests will have to establish whether there is any family relation, although that will be more difficult with the cremated person for whom the tomb was initially built.

Once again speculations are flaring up, hoping to attribute the bones of the woman to Queen Olympias and to identify the two male skeletons as sons of Cassander, one of which was murdered. For the cremated body or the infant no suggestions have been put forward. However the skeleton of the woman shows no sign of stoning which caused Olympias’ death. The youngest of the males probably was murdered with a knife.

These are the latest facts. I do not want to venture into further speculations, enough has been said already, I think

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