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by Argyraspid
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Alexander the Great was here, and so was I by Leonidas Argyraspid
Replies: 2
Views: 4492

Re: Alexander the Great was here, and so was I by Leonidas Argyraspid

Hello Sikander,
Thank you very much for your kind words.
Sadly, reviews on my book are scarce but I got a couple when I posted my book on my blog. Maybe in time you want to add some comment of your own? I would greatly appreciate the gesture, of course!
All the best,
Argyraspid
by Argyraspid
Mon May 24, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Alexander the Great was here, and so was I by Leonidas Argyraspid
Replies: 2
Views: 4492

Alexander the Great was here, and so was I by Leonidas Argyraspid

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/alexander-the-great-was-here-and-so-was-i My love affair with Alexander the Great goes back to the early 1970s when I visited Greece, including the site of Pella, his birthplace, for the first time. The tomb of Vergina had not yet been discovered. The city had not be...
by Argyraspid
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Alexander sarcophagus
Replies: 4
Views: 2040

Re: Alexander sarcophagus

Do go and see this exhibition if you can! It is absolutely mindblowing and makes you wonder why we ignored the fully colored Greek art for so many centuries!
by Argyraspid
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Frescoes suspected of Alexander the Great
Replies: 12
Views: 3689

Re: Frescoes suspected of Alexander the Great

The most intriguing part of this fresco are the horns. They look like a later addition, maybe to justify the labelling "Alexander the Great"? Beside the horns, I fail to see which elements could tie the picture to Alexander anyway. The ruins of Kempyr Tepe are being presented as being thos...
by Argyraspid
Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Ecbatana and the nearby temple of Anahita
Replies: 11
Views: 8518

Re: Ecbatana and the nearby temple of Anahita

Thank you all for your thoughts, research and evaluations in quoting the ancient texts about Ecbatana. Based on all the available information, it seems to me that little or nothing has been excavated at Ecbatana, leaving the location of the city, the citadel and the palace an open question. Some rem...
by Argyraspid
Sat Sep 05, 2015 3:14 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Ecbatana and the nearby temple of Anahita
Replies: 11
Views: 8518

Re: Ecbatana and the nearby temple of Anahita

Thank you all for your precious thoughts, research and evaluations in quoting the ancient texts about Ecbatana. Based on all the available information, it seems to me that little or nothing has been excavated at Ecbatana, leaving the location of the city, the citadel and the palace an open question....
by Argyraspid
Sun Jun 07, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Ecbatana and the nearby temple of Anahita
Replies: 11
Views: 8518

Ecbatana and the nearby temple of Anahita

I have just returned from a tour of Iran. Hamadan was on the program but nothing pertaining to Alexander. After a serious plea, the local guide was however kind enough to make a (small) detour to see the Lion of Ecbatana, generally considered as part of a monument built for Hephaistion - if not part...