Hephaestion was a member of Alexander the Great's personal bodyguard and the Macedonian king's closest and lifelong friend and advisor. So much so, Hephaestion's death would bring the young king to tears. From 334 to 323 BCE Alexander the...
Macedonian Gold Stater
Macedonian gold stater from the reign of Philip II, 359-356 BCE. O: Head of Apollo. R: Charioteer driving a racing biga.
The Crisis of the Third Century
The Crisis of the Third Century (also known as the Imperial Crisis, 235-284 CE) was the period in the history of the Roman Empire during which it splintered into three separate political entities: the Gallic Empire, the Roman Empire, and...
Ancient Greek Warfare
In the ancient Greek world, warfare was seen as a necessary evil of the human condition. Whether it be small frontier skirmishes between neighbouring city-states, lengthy city-sieges, civil wars, or large-scale battles between multi-alliance...
Alexander the Great: Life and Reign of the King of the Macedonian Empire
Have you ever wondered 'who was Alexander the Great? What is Alexander the Great famous for? or At what age and how did Alexander the Great die? Well, if you have, then this is the video for you. This video spans from the birth to the life...
Colossus of Rhodes
The Colossus of Rhodes was a gigantic 33-metre-high bronze statue of the sun god Helios which stood by the harbour of that city from c. 280 BCE. Rhodes was then one of the most important trading ports in the ancient Mediterranean and the...
Sir Francis Drake (c. 1540-1596 CE) was an English mariner, privateer and explorer who in 1588 CE helped defeat the Spanish Armada of Philip II of Spain (r. 1556-1598 CE) which attempted to invade the kingdom of Elizabeth I of England (r...
Greecetaxi | Virtual Tours - Macedonia | Pella & Aegae
Pella & Aegae - Macedonian Capitals Macedonia is a geographical and historical region of the Balkan peninsula in southeastern Europe. Its boundaries have changed considerably over time, but nowadays the region is considered to include...
Map of the Expansion of Macedon
A map showing the expansion of Macedon, around the time of the Peloponnesian War, between 431 - 336 BC.
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).