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Feature: Aigai Palace at starting point of Alexander the Great’s campaign opens to public

VERGINA, Greece, July 7 (Xinhua) — The archaeological site of the palace complex of Aigai, one of the most significant buildings of classical antiquity at the starting point of Alexander the Great’s historic campaign, opened its doors to the public this summer in northern Greece.

Archaeologist Aggeliki Kottaridi, Head of the local Ephorate of Antiquities… more »

The Athenian Acropolis

In 480 B.C.E. the Persians invaded Athens. According to the Greek historian Herodotus, they “plundered the temple and burnt the whole of the Acropolis.” Although the Athenians and their allies followed up with a victory at the famous naval battle of Salamis, the Persian army returned the following year and “burnt Athens and… more »