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by gepd
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: National Geographic special on the tomb of Alexander
Replies: 3
Views: 1873

Re: National Geographic special on the tomb of Alexander

Her project webpages are here: http://www.hriac.com/ The story of discovering the statue is several years old now, her 2017/2018 excavation reports dont reveal anything eye-catching, Amphipolis-type find, but maybe any of these are kept for display in the documentary. Alexander's tomb or not, I am l...
by gepd
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Amphipolis article
Replies: 6
Views: 2296

Re: Amphipolis article

If the monogram is read correctly as "ΗΦΑΣΤΙΩΝΟΣ", then it is translated "of Hephaestion" not "for Hephaestion", so it would not be appropriate for the contractor or a worker at the site. But it remains to be seen how the monogram is read, whether there are alternatives and whether it can be contemp...
by gepd
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The tomb of Kratesipolis
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

Re: The tomb of Kratesipolis

I think this review (https://www.esag.swiss/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/review_Eretria19_Gnomon2011.pdf) of Huguenot's thesis is very insightful about Macedonians in Eretria and many other aspects of her research. I have her full publication, but its in French, so reading is selective and slow :-) (....
by gepd
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The tomb of Kratesipolis
Replies: 4
Views: 1167

The tomb of Kratesipolis

Hi all, on reading various sources about Amphipolis, I became interested into the Tomb of Erotes, located in Eretria, in Greece. The more I read, the more interesting it became so I thought its worth sharing. The tomb was discovered accidentally at the end of the 19th century. Workers digging in ord...
by gepd
Tue May 15, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: ' The lameness of king Philip II .'
Replies: 129
Views: 56713

Re: ' The lameness of king Philip II .'

New study on the knee injury of the Tomb I skeleton: https://www.cureus.com/articles/11278-t ... -macedonia
by gepd
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The excavation of Amphipolis continues
Replies: 11
Views: 4742

Re: The excavation of Amphipolis continues

day.jpg That is the same location in daylight. For me, the night photo shows nothing more than just different reflection from exposed soil and soil with vegetation. It is just a false perception of a flat surface with an "arc"-like feature. Perception of flatness comes from the high-contrast betwee...
by gepd
Wed Dec 27, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexandria
Replies: 4
Views: 2799

Re: Alexandria

Thanks a lot for the screenshots Alexias. The sideburns and the spear handle on the left hand are good arguments to tie this statue with Alexander & the work Alexander with the Spear by Lysipus. But I am still curious about few things: a) The statue looks way too polished for its hellenistic age, un...
by gepd
Sat Dec 23, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Alexander the Great in the Media
Topic: Alexandria
Replies: 4
Views: 2799

Alexandria

There was a documentary about the history, culture, greek community and archaeology of Alexandria in a Greek national TV channel this summer, which you can now find online here: http://webtv.ert.gr/ert3/27ion2017-beyond-borders-alexandria-tis-egyptou-ke-tis-mesogiou/ The documentary is in Greek, but...
by gepd
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Conference about Hellenistic Alexandria
Replies: 4
Views: 1374

Conference about Hellenistic Alexandria

http://www.hellenistic-alexandria.com/schedule/

Follow the link above - looks like its going to be a very interesting week in Athens.
by gepd
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: A new statue of Alexander ? Alexandria + SOME FINDINGS
Replies: 5
Views: 2076

Re: A new statue of Alexander ? Alexandria + SOME FINDINGS

Well it is on the edge of one proposed location of the Sema in that reconstrucion. Andrew was putting the Sema one block closer to the Canopic road, others put if further deep into the palaces, but I think most people agree now it is around the height of the central crossroad intersection and on the...
by gepd
Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: A new statue of Alexander ? Alexandria + SOME FINDINGS
Replies: 5
Views: 2076

Re: A new statue of Alexander ? Alexandria + SOME FINDINGS

Here is where the excavation takes place (yellow marker): https://image.ibb.co/cdDXaQ/alexandria.png Reconstruction of Alexandria is from here: https://www.academia.edu/4662183/reconstruction_of_the_palace_area_in_Alexandria The location is at the cross of the central roads of Alexandria, towards th...
by gepd
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 14962

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

I agree with the essence of your comments Xenophon, but I am still curious to see what arguments back up any of Lefantzis' claims about that subject, since I find hard to believe for instance that he didnt at least think to compare volume instead of length. Lefantzis claims that there is a paper whe...
by gepd
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?
Replies: 44
Views: 14962

Re: The Kasta tomb Amphipolis - not a "Macedonian" tomb?

Lefantzis statements appear always incomplete, partly because that is his way of making presentations and partly due to bad press. But just to clarify what has been said about the walls: -About 497 m of walls at the N/NE of Amphipolis that have been excavated in the past show signs of large scale re...
by gepd
Sat Jun 11, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Large Ptolemaic building discovered at Alexandria
Replies: 0
Views: 7993

Large Ptolemaic building discovered at Alexandria

Large scale Ptolemaic-era building discovered at Alexandria, at Shalalat Gardens, near the intersection of the central streets of the ancient city: http://www.hriac.com/projects/shallalat-project-2016/excavation-report-2016/ Use of the building assumed to be public, not private, part of it is still ...