Alexander the Great virtual museum to be completed end of 2015, archaeologist says |

The virtual museum for Alexander the Great, which through the internet will present the personality and the legacy of the Macedonian king to the whole world, is expected to be completed at the end of 2015, archaeologist, head of the Imathia Antiquities Ephorate and initiator of the project Angeliki Kottaridou said on Monday at an event held at Ianos bookstore.

A five hour documentary, seven thematic units, 304 objects which will serve as a starting point to unfold aspects of the Hellenistic world and 3,500 texts make up the virtual museum that will run through the centuries, from the beginning of Macedonia until the modern time references to Alexander the Great.

Apart from the virtual museum, Kottaridou also referred to the Polycentric Museum of Aigai, the building of which will be completed this year.

“The idea was to create an open museum that is in discourse with the visitors and embraces the whole region. We are creating units scattered around, a vast archaeological park of 50 hectares including the tomb cemetery,” she explained.

She also commented on the excavation at the ancient Amphipolis site. Kottaridi estimated that the tomb includes more than one phase and that the findings date back to the 2nd century BC.

She also criticized the excavation team for “taking the hypothesis as a given fact”, as she said.

“The case of Amphipolis showed us some sociological boundaries and what happens when…

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Entry to Ancient Tomb Uncovered in Greece

Originally posted on New Historian

Archaeologists have uncovered a humongous ancient tomb that is believed to have direct connections with Alexander the Great, the great king who conquered vast expanses of the ancient world right from Greece all the way to India. The tomb has been found underneath a huge burial mound close to the ancient Amphipolis in Northern Greece, the region where Alexander had started forging his empire from. Amphipolis was founded as an Athenian colony in the year 437BC, but it had been conquered in the year 357BC by Philip II of Macedon, the father of Alexander the Great. This ancient tomb is believed…

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