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Alexander the Great

A Monument of Hope

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 09.24.2014 | Arts
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Since mid-August, Greece has been living the discovery of the tomb of Amphipolis as if following a daily soap-opera, with the public at large mesmerized by the constantly updating developments of the excavation.

Amphipolis: The Cone Pyramid, Time of Truth (Part 2)

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 09.19.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

According to different archaeological explanations the two sculptures -- the Lion and Sphinxes -- symbolize the power and strength of the Macedonian dynasty, consequently the power and impact of the person or the persons most likely buried inside the monument of Amphipolis.

The Mystery of the Tomb of Alexander the Great

Georgia Metaxa | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
Georgia Metaxa

The disclosure of the remains of the great conqueror and demigod to many, Alexander, is nothing less than a dream-discovery to the archaeologists and historians around the world.

Amphipolis: The Mystery of the Cone Pyramid (metaphysical construction) Part 1

Alexandra Symeonidou | Posted 09.14.2014 | Books
Alexandra Symeonidou

Written by Alexander Symeonidis and Alexandra Symeonidou The monument in Amphipolis has not yet revealed its special secrets, however, it has showed ...

'Extremely Important' Tomb Discovered Under Ancient Mound

AP | COSTAS KANTOURIS | Posted 08.13.2014 | Science

AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) — Archaeologists excavating an ancient mound in northern Greece have uncovered what appears to be the entrance to an importa...

Cooking Art History: Sugar Baby

Maite Gomez-Rejon | Posted 08.17.2014 | Home
Maite Gomez-Rejon

Sugar. Talk of it is everywhere. It's one of the leading causes of obesity and diabetes in our country. It is an ingredient so common to us that it is difficult to imagine a world without it.

Following in the Baby Steps of Alexander the Great: Game of Thrones On the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 07.25.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Before there was Alexander the Great, there was Alexander the young prince, gallivanting round the boondocks of Macedonia, taming the mighty steed Buc...

The Lost Children of Alexander the Great: A Journey to the Pagan Kalash People of Pakistan

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 04.23.2014 | Travel
Brian Glyn Williams

In 2010 I and a friend, Adam Sulkowski, made a journey to the snow-capped Hindu Kush in search of this ancient European pagan people living in an unstable Muslim country. This is our story.

Just Say No To Jargon

Kipp Friedman | Posted 04.01.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

It is what it is. What is? Know what I'm sayin'? No, not really. There you go. Where? I haven't budged from this spot. When people speak in mean...

The Goldfinch and the Art of Reading

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

Ah! The joys and tribulations of being surrounded by stacks of books at my bedside, my husband's bedside, books tucked into every available nook and cranny, piled high on every tabletop and stacked double on every shelf, making it impossible to navigate around safely.

Mystery Of Alexander The Great's Death Finally Solved?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

Could wine containing a potentially lethal dose of a white flowering plant have caused the death of one of the world's most fearless leaders? Rese...

Did You Know Cleopatra Is in the Bible?

Angela Jamene | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Angela Jamene

Before I write anything I always open my bible. If you aren't like-minded this may sound bonkers: Everything in there is give or take 2,000 years old, but this is the meaning of 'The Living Word.' It can and will speak to you.

Thessaloniki -- Heart of Macedonia

Barry D. Wood | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Barry D. Wood

It is tragic that a geo-political argument prevents Thessaloniki from being fully integrated with its traditional hinterland. The problem is the rancorous, silly dispute between the Macedonian region of former Yugoslavia and Greece that has dragged on, impeding regional progress for two decades.

Stop Playing by the Rules and Calling It Disruption

Dustin Farivar | Posted 08.13.2013 | Small Business
Dustin Farivar

I spend a lot of time with people who want to change the world and with people who actually do. The difference between them isn't intelligence, money, connections, or even force of will -- it's perspective.

Opera in a Time of Crisis: Alexander Rocks in Thessaloniki

Diana Farr Louis | Posted 05.27.2013 | Arts
Diana Farr Louis

From the director to the choreographer, the set/costume designer to the orchestra conductor, all but a couple of singers worked without pay, yet the opera is a completely professional spectacle, unstintingly extravagant and exciting to the eye and ear.

Afghan Women Face Grim Future

Ben Barber | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Ben Barber

Offering an escape from the prison of traditional Afghan attitudes towards women would be the most important thing that we could leave behind as we pull out our troops.

Ancient City's Architectural Secret Revealed

Posted 10.17.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 10/16/2012 07:35 AM EDT on LiveScience The Egyptian city of Alexandria, home to one o...

When Mother's Day Can't Be Contained in a Card

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 07.07.2012 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

Each time I see Kelly with our daughters, tickling them, singing with them and giving them even more of what she knows they'll need to become strong women, I am proud of her and our family.

PHOTOS: Traveling In The Footsteps of Alexander The Great

Historvius | Posted 06.20.2012 | Travel
Historvius

You can discover things along this path that put you at the very heart of Alexander's story, just a heartbeat away from the cities he conquered and even the very people he knew and loved.

Unbelievable Ark Of The Covenant Discovery Announcement

Posted 01.10.2012 | Travel

Reports are cropping up that the fabled Ark of the Covenant, said to contain the remnants of the Ten Commandments, has been discovered along with the ...

Today In History: June 13

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.13.2011 | Home

There's no denying it: the digital age is unforgivingly fast-paced. But how can we move forward if we never take a moment to reflect on where we've...

Shocking Cover Censored

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Alexander the Great's bare bottom is keeping a highly-praised debut novel off shelves in Canada. ...

Coins From Time Of Alexander The Great Found In Syria

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — More than 250 silver coins dating back to the time of Alexander the Great were unearthed in northern Syria, a Syrian archaeolo...

California's Lessons for Iceland

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Iris Erlingsdottir

It's incumbent upon the Icelandic media and political establishment to educate the public on the reasons for and against Icesave. If we're serious about fighting for political reform and transparency that our country needs, here's a good place to start.

Columbus Day Special: Colonialists And Conquerors (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Columbus Day may be celebrated as a patriotic holiday in the United States, but the man himself remains somewhat controversial. Some view Christopher ...