Tag: statue
Balkans 19.04.19 | 13:40

Athens installs Alexander the Great statue

Athens on Friday installed its first Alexander the Great statue, a project mired in bureaucratic delays for nearly three decades. The 3,50-metre (11.5-foot) equestrian statue of a young Alexander, cast in bronze, was erected in central Athens opposite a statue of Lord Byron. According to the city of...

Balkans 17.04.19 | 18:13

‘First and only statue’ of Alexander the Great in Athens to be unveiled

The statue of Alexander the Great was raised in central Athens on Wednesday morning by workers from the municipality of Athens, the Greek Reporter reports. The statue is located at the intersection of Amalias and Vasilissis Olgas (Queen Olga) avenues in downtown Athens, just a few meters from the...

Macedonia 03.04.19 | 14:20

Alexander statue will be named as Alexander, but he will be declared “part of the Hellenic history”

The Alexander the Great monument in the center of Skopje, whose official name is “warrior on a horse”, will soon be officially named and marked as a statue of Alexander, but the sign will also have to include an inscription that Alexander “belongs to the Hellenic history”. This...

Macedonia 13.03.19 | 12:51

Greek official denies statue swap plan, boasts about progress in rewriting Macedonian history books

Greek alternate Foreign Minister Markos Bolaris also denied the report that a swap was proposed under which the Alexander the Great statue in Skopje, Macedonia would be given to Greece in exchange for the Runner statue now placed in Athens. Like Greek Culture Minister Zorba before, Bolaris also denied...

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