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2011-07-16 00:00:35

How would it be, if nobody knew the date of one of the greatest days in history? That's just where we've been with the day that Alexander the Great became king "“ nobody could pin it down within a seven-month period in 336BC. A solution to this conundrum is among the new perspectives on Alexander revealed by a new book on the king's conquest of Afghanistan by Andrew Chugg, an author of books and papers on Alexander the Great, who is currently appearing as one of the experts in the...

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2007-07-26 19:30:00

CAIRO, Egypt -- Alexander the Great founded Alexandria to immortalize his name amid his quest to conquer the world - but his was apparently not the first city on the famed site on Egypt's Mediterranean coast. A Smithsonian team has uncovered underwater evidence pointing to an urban settlement at the site dating back seven centuries before Alexander showed up in 331 B.C. The city he founded, Alexandria, has long been a source of intrigue and wonder, renowned for its library, once the world's...

2006-02-12 09:30:00

By Deborah Kyvrikosaios ATHENS -- Greek archaeologists said on Sunday they had discovered the largest underground tomb in Greek antiquity in the ancient city of Pella in northern Greece, birthplace of Alexander the Great. The eight-chamber tomb rich in painted sculpture dates to the Hellenistic period between the 3rd and 2nd century BC and offers scholars a rare glimpse into the life of nobles around the time of Alexander's death. "This is the largest, sculptured, multi-chambered tomb found...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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