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The capital of Greek Macedonia (homeland of Alexander the Great), Thessaloniki is a major economic and political center, second largest in Greece. Many of the country's greatest musicians, artists and poets originated in Thessaloniki, largely contributing to its artistic scene and hipster image. The city is also home to the Thessaloniki Film Festival and many other cultural events.

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The capital of Greek Macedonia (homeland of Alexander the Great), Thessaloniki is a major economic and political center, second largest in Greece. Many of the country's greatest musicians, artists and poets originated in Thessaloniki, largely contributing to its artistic scene and hipster image. The city is also home to the Thessaloniki Film Festival and many other cultural events.

Alexandroupolis, Greece. First city of many others Alexander named after himself

Alexandroupolis, Greece. First city of many others Alexander named after himself

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Syrian refugees and migrants walk in a field to cross the border between Greece and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

The turmoil of today's world: leading writers respond to the refugee crisis

Syrian refugees and migrants walk in a field to cross the border between Greece and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

Among the artifacts found the grave circles at Mycenae are some very impressive swords and daggers. Above are three examples. The top two are bronze daggers with inlaid gold, silver, and copper figures depicting hunt scenes. On the second lions are clearly visible. The bottom drawing is of a sword with a more extensive hunting scene - one lion is being trapped with two others running away, one of which has his head turned to look back.

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Among the artifacts found the grave circles at Mycenae are some very impressive swords and daggers. Above are three examples. The top two are bronze daggers with inlaid gold, silver, and copper figures depicting hunt scenes. On the second lions are clearly visible. The bottom drawing is of a sword with a more extensive hunting scene - one lion is being trapped with two others running away, one of which has his head turned to look back.

Gold stater MET MUSEUM  From the beginning of his reign, Alexander the Great envisioned himself as the champion of the Greeks against the Persians and their other enemies, and his choice of coin types and the image chosen by subsequent Macedonian rulers were apparently influenced by the concept. On the obverse of this gold stater is the head of the deified ruler wearing a diadem with ram's horns; on the reverse is an image of a seated Athena crested with a Corinthian helmet, and a flying…

Gold stater MET MUSEUM From the beginning of his reign, Alexander the Great envisioned himself as the champion of the Greeks against the Persians and their other enemies, and his choice of coin types and the image chosen by subsequent Macedonian rulers were apparently influenced by the concept. On the obverse of this gold stater is the head of the deified ruler wearing a diadem with ram's horns; on the reverse is an image of a seated Athena crested with a Corinthian helmet, and a flying…

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