Showing posts with label Philip II. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Philip II. Show all posts

Thursday, November 14, 2013

War over Alexander the Great to rumble on.

 By Gareth Harris.
Skopje museum plans sculpture of the Macedonian king and other famous ancient figures.

The director of an archaeological museum opening later this year in Skopje, the capital of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), says it will have 15 wax sculptures of historical figures, including Alexander the Great (below), his father Philip II and the philosopher Aristotle, which will do little to improve relations with Greece or Bulgaria.
Greeks and Bulgarians have bitterly contested FYROM’s claim to figures such as Alexander. Greece has also been involved in a 22-year naming dispute with FYROM, the name adopted by the Balkan state in 1991 after the break up of Yugoslavia. The Greek government fears that FYROM may stake a territorial claim to a northern area of Greece, which is  called Macedonia. 

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