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Remains of Alexander the Great’s father identified

Cremated remains found in a royal tomb discovered in Greece have been identified as belonging to King Philip II, the father of Alexander the Great. The anthropological investigation examined 350 bones and fragments found in two larnakes, or caskets, of the tomb. It uncovered pathologies, activity markers and trauma that helped

Bust of Alexander the Great found in Cyprus

A marble bust of Alexander the Great has been found at a basilica in Cyprus. Archaeologists in Cyprus found a marble bust of Alexander the Great - considered one of history's most successful commanders - in a second three-aisled basilica that was brought to light on the site of Katalymmata ton

City of Alexandria aligned with rising sun on Alexander the Great’s birthday

A new study suggests that the ancient city of Alexandria was aligned so that on Alexander the Great's birthday the sun would shine down the main road. Ancient Alexandria was planned around a main east-west thoroughfare called Canopic Road, said Giulio Magli, an archaeoastronomer at the Politecnico of Milan. A study

Nine historic figures whose bodies may be missing

Mental_Floss has posted an interesting list detailing nine historic figures whose bodies may be missing. 3. Genghis Khan. Speaking of tyrants, here’s another one who has gone missing. Unlike Vlad, though, Genghis has disappeared at his own request. He asked to be buried in an unmarked grave and his wishes

5 ancient acts of war that changed the face of the Earth

Cracked.com has compiled an interesting list of five ancient acts of war that physically altered the face of the Earth in some small way.#5 Alexander the Great Turns an Island Into a PeninsulaYou need a lot of impressive things on your resume to earn a title like "The Great," but

250 Hellenistic coins found in Syria

250 coins, dating back to the era of Alexander the Great, have been found in northern Syria. According to a report in Global Arab Network, a local man found the coins near Najm Castle in the Manbej area in Aleppo governorate, as he was preparing his land for construction,

Irony: Exhibition on recovered stolen artifacts is robbed

An Israeli exhibition about antiquities which have been recovered from thieves has been robbed. Organisers of the "Antiquities Theft in Israel" in Jerusalem could not have chosen a more fitting name for their exhibition. On Wednesday burglars broke into the a museum in Ashdod where hundreds of artefacts recovered from the black

Alexander the Great’s men wore body armour made of linen

Alexander the Great's men wore linothorax, a type of body armour made by laminated layers of linin. A Kevlar-like armor might have helped Alexander the Great (356–323 B.C.) conquer nearly the entirety of the known world in little more than two decades, according to new reconstructive archaeology research. Presented at the annual

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