The Hyphasis Mutiny
The so-called Hyphasis Mutiny was a conflict between Alexander the Great (356-323 BCE) and his army following their victory at the river Hydaspes in 326 BCE. Alexander voiced plans for further conquests in the Indian subcontinent, however...
Depictions of India in Ancient Literature
Herodotus (484 BCE – c. 425 BCE) has been called the Father of History since he was the first historian known to collect his materials in detail, test their accuracy to a certain extent and arrange them in a well-constructed and vivid...
Opening the Way to India
Possibly being overjoyed by the tales of mythical exploits of Heracles, Semiramis, the fabled queen of Assyria, Cyrus, King of Persia and so on, Alexander the Great set out from the tiny kingdom of Macedon for a daring adventure, unheard...
Ancient Egyptian Architecture
Ancient Egyptian architecture is often associated closely with the pyramids of Giza but was actually quite diverse, taking a number of forms in the construction of administrative buildings, temples, tombs, palaces, and the private homes of...
Greek Larnax from the Royal Tomb in Vergina
The gold chest or "larnax" containing male bones from the main chamber of the royal tomb known as "Tomb II" in Vergina. The chest is decorated with the royal “Vergina Sun” or “Star” symbol, which has been associated with the Argead dynasty...
Philip II of Macedon
Philip II of Macedon (reigned 359–336 BCE)
The Philippeion of Olympia
The Philippeion was erected by Philip II, King of Macedonia after the victory of Chaeroneia in 338 BCE. Originally there were 18 Ionic columns and inside were gold and ivory statues of Philip's family.
Professor Theodore Antikas with Laura-Wynn Antikas Holding the Shorter Greave from the Royal Tomb of Vergina
Professor Theodore Antikas with Laura-Wynn Antikas holding the shorter greave from the Royal Tomb of Vergina in front of the display cabinet in the Archaeological Museum of Vergina. Courtesy of the Antikas team archive.
Philip V of Macedon, Palazzo Massimo
A marble portrait bust of Philip V of Macedon r. 220-179 BCE. A 2nd century CE Roman copy of a Greek original. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)
The Curvature of the Universe (Philippeion in the Altis of Olympia)
The Philippeion in the Altis of Olympia was designed by the Athenian sculptor Leochares to celebrate Philip of Macedon's victory at the Battle of Chaeronea (338 BCE).