Ancient Pella, birthplace of Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.)

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The city of Pella was founded by Archelaus I (413-399 BC) or Amyntas III to become the new capital of the Macedonian state instead of Aiges (Vergina). Pella remained the capital until the overthrow of the Macedonian state by the Romans, who transferred the looted treasures at Rome. Later the town was destroyed by an earthquake and then rebuilt.

The oldest reference we have for Pella is by Herodotus in describing the Persian campaign and by Thucydides in the description of the Macedonian expansion and the war against Sitalkis, king of the Thracians. According to Xenophon, in the beginning of the 4th century BC was the largest city in Makedonia. The town has attracted famous artists of the era, such as the painter Zefxis, the poet Timotheus of Miletus and Euripides, who died there writing his tragedy Archelaus. After the violent death of Archelaus the development of the rule was interrupted. The major work was continued after a few decades by Philip II (360-336 BC).

(translated from Wikipedia by C. Theodorou)


The street plan of Pella is one of the finest among the ancient Greek cities, agora-centered, while the hudge palace, from which very few survive, lies at the foot of the hill.

At the new nuseum of Pella (built at 2009) there are a lot of beautiful mosaics (most of them from the hellenistic period) and findings during the excavations

(text by C. Theodorou)

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Joe Lourenḉo on November 20, 2012

Hello!

Like!

Wonderful photography!

Friendly greetings,

JOE

Małgorzata Kasiewicz on November 20, 2012

Wonderful shot!

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Greetings, Małgorzata:)

selegna59 on November 20, 2012

Bonita e interesante. GRAN LIKE. Saludos. Ángeles

Dezso Biczo © on November 20, 2012

Hello Christos

Easy for you my dear friend - Greece has many beautiful historic place - very nice shooting

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Best regards, Dezső.

Christos Theodorou on November 20, 2012

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Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens / Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes

sonjabgd on November 20, 2012

Good shot.

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Christos Theodorou on November 20, 2012

sonjabgd - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

Ana Maria Scarpellin… on November 20, 2012

Magnifica foto. Like 6 + *fav * 1 ,abraço Ana Maria.

Christos Theodorou on November 20, 2012

Ana Maria Scarpellini - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

Chapelle “Loup Gris”… on November 20, 2012

Très beau tir, Christos, amitiés, Willy

Christos Theodorou on November 20, 2012

Chapelle Willy - Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes

Zygmunt Borowski on November 20, 2012

Historic place. Nice photo, like!

Greetings from Poland, Zygmunt

Christos Theodorou on November 20, 2012

Zygmunt Borowski - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

Alex Bazhan on November 20, 2012

It’s very impressive picture! Outstanding work! I really like this photo. Congratulations! Greetings from Petersburg, Alex.

João Paulo Coutinho on November 20, 2012

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Christos Theodorou on November 20, 2012

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Erol Barutçugil on November 20, 2012

Interesting place, fine detailed photo. Like. Greetings.Erol

Nikos Atlidakis on November 20, 2012

Πολύ ωραία φωτογραφία!

Αρέσει

Ευχαριστώ πολύ για την επίσκεψη και το ωραίο σχόλιο!

Χαιρετισμούς - Νίκος

Cemil özkan on November 20, 2012

Very nice historical picture!!!!LGreetings

Giorgos Dimitriadis on November 20, 2012

Εξαιρετικη ληψη Αρεσει 12 Χαιρετισματα,Γιωργος

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  • Uploaded on November 20, 2012
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    by Christos Theodorou
    • Camera: NIKON COOLPIX S8200
    • Taken on 2012/11/04 11:15:44
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 43.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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