Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Amphipolis. Is there Alexander's the Great tomb?

Archaeology has uncovered remains at the site dating to approximately 3000 BC. Due to the strategic location of the site it was fortified from very early. In the 8th and 7th century BC the site of Amphipolis was ruled by Illyrian tribes. Near the later site of Amphipolis Alexander I of Macedon defeated the remains of Xerxes' army in 479 BC.
Alexander III of Macedon, also known as Alexander the Great, was a king of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece.He was born in Pella in 356 BC and was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. However, by the age of 30 he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas. Undefeated in all his battles, he is considered one of history's most successful commanders.
He succeeded his father to the throne in 336BC and inherited a strong kingdom and experienced army. It is believed Alexander the Great died in Babylon in 323 BC before his plans to invade Arabia.  
Amphipolis became one of the main stops on the Macedonian royal road. This is the reason, that according to historian Artagianenaxerxis, contemporary with Alexander the Great, the new king wished to built his monument. Cause Macedonians believed that gaze upon the people steet, they could also have the pleasure of their trip. For this, the young Alexander had found from his childhood, an institution able to erect his monument, after his death. According to Herodotus, but it is matter of investigation, the aquancy of Herodotus history, the young Alexander has appointed his friends Philotas, Parmenion Kleitos and Callisthenes, commanders of his foundation. They had to start to erect his monument after his death. Unfortunatelly, he killed them, during the following years and his monument stayed frozen. 
His succesor Ptolemeos, according to Princess Cleopatra of Egypt, after the built of Alexandia's library, built also the monument of Alexander the Great. In order to protect it from desecration, he put a guard of 32 soldiers, but he realized that in less than a year, many part of the treasure disappeared. So, he desided to kill all the quards and to bury the monument, so as nobody to find it. He gave blessing and curse not to be unburried anless of the year with the month Metagitnion with 5 Venus day, 5 Saturn and 5 Sun Apollo day.  Those days are in the contemporary Friday, Saturday and Sunday. This phenomenon happens every 800 years. 
The first time that happens, in 490AC, but this period, Theoderic the Great retreats to Ticinum, so it was impossible for the Romans to deal with the monument. The second time, 780 years later,  the Eighth Crusade took place and siege of Tunis ended by agreement between Charles I of Sicily (brother to King Louis IX of France, who had died months earlier) and the sultan of Tunis. In addition, Byzantines had more problems to deal with. The third time, according to the legent is this year. This is the reason that also archaeologist Antonio Eclasamentes insisted that it is the time to unburry the Alexanders monument. 
Antonio Eclasamentes is member of Knights Templar and is well knowen that Knights Templar were the successors for Alexanders foundation. Yes, it is time to discover the Alexanders tomb. And it is in Amfipolis.
PS. All this information is a joke.

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