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by delos13
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Frescoes suspected of Alexander the Great
Replies: 12
Views: 3578

Frescoes suspected of Alexander the Great

I found this image, suspected to be that of Alexander (I guess because of the horns). I couldn't find much information about it but nevertheless I think it's worth sharing. "Frescoes suspected to be those of Alexander the Great from Fayaz-Tepe (1-2 century AD) Termez. Author Ryoichi Sato."...
by delos13
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Direction of the forum
Replies: 46
Views: 15019

Re: Direction of the forum

I also think it's a good idea to leave the forum here and keep it out of FB; more so for pure technical reasons - it's far more difficult to access history and see more than one thread at the time.

Alexias, thanks for volunteering and doing a great job, it's much appreciated.
by delos13
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Alexander sarcophagus
Replies: 4
Views: 1928

Alexander sarcophagus

I came across a traveling exhibition entitled "Gods in colour". I never heard about it before but it soon comes to San Francisco Art Museum. All the images in the link are very beautiful. At the very bottom, there are a few images of the so called Alexander sarcophagus. The colourful inter...
by delos13
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: website with many maps
Replies: 1
Views: 984

website with many maps

If any of you are fond of maps, I found this fantastic website that contains huge amount of links to different maps (historic of all ages and modern) and links to other websites with maps, and so on, and so long. http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/historic ... _east.html

Enjoy!
by delos13
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Ancient Macedonia
Replies: 2
Views: 2694

Re: Ancient Macedonia

Thanks for sharing. Very beautiful!
by delos13
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Romantic ? Athens 1917
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

Re: Romantic ? Athens 1917

Not sure about "romantic" but interesting for sure. Not sure about Hephaestos but Theseus would be offended by such poor looking cows when he used to proud bulls. :)
by delos13
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Orchomenos, new Mycenean tomb 1400bC
Replies: 3
Views: 1585

Re: Orchomenos, new Mycenean tomb 1400bC

Thank you both for posting. Very interesting.
by delos13
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Darius and Scabbards
Replies: 5
Views: 2772

Re: Darius and Scabbards

I don't remember ever reading about it but now that I did, I am curious to find out the source. I hope somebody will provide an answer.
by delos13
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: The Scythians
Replies: 4
Views: 1877

Re: The Scythians

It looks like a great exhibition.

By the way, the secoration of the sole of the shoe also has a practical purpose as "antisliding" measure and also to delay wear-and-tear.
by delos13
Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:24 am
Forum: Book reviews
Topic: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)
Replies: 39
Views: 14591

Re: Dancing with the Lion (novels on the young ATG)

I am very happy to read this announcement and looking forward to read the book.
by delos13
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Snake/Leucos island (Greek: Λευκός, "White Island") - translation
Replies: 0
Views: 2654

Snake/Leucos island (Greek: Λευκός, "White Island") - translation

Below is my translation of information about Leucos/Snake/White Island from a few Russian sources. Please remember, though I put my comments throughout the translation, I translated the texts as is, without checking the sources. It came to me as a surprise that Aristotle mentioned Snake Island too. ...
by delos13
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: Snake/Leucos island (Greek: Λευκός, "White Island")
Replies: 0
Views: 2356

Snake/Leucos island (Greek: Λευκός, "White Island")

Are you familiar with the story of Snake Island in the Black Sea, where, according some legends, the remains of Achilles and Patroclus were brought to by Thetis, to be put in a sanctuary? This island is not to be confused with Leucos Island in the Ionian sea where, according to different set of lege...
by delos13
Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Pella mosaic
Replies: 13
Views: 6930

Re: Pella mosaic

What?! Are you saying Alexander needed a divine helper to kill a deer? :)
by delos13
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Pella mosaic
Replies: 13
Views: 6930

Re: Pella mosaic

I voted for Alexander being a figure to the right, one with a sword. If those two are indeed Alexander and Hephaistion (some other names were suggested), my argument for Alexander to the right is because he is holding a deer by its horn. As a king (or a prince) he had the right to the first kill. :)
by delos13
Thu May 25, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Treasury of Atreus
Replies: 14
Views: 4660

Re: Treasury of Atreus

Thank you, Paralus. I dont know much about Pyrrhos, just the most common facts but i think that after alexander's conquests there was more to plunder. Anyway, it is frustrating when people who are considered knowledgible in specific areas dont bother to point out their sources (i mean E. French). I ...