SCORE ALEXANDER WALL
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[ February 22nd 2006 ]
archaeologists excavating an ancient Macedonian
city in the foothills of Mount Olympus have uncovered
a 2,600-metre defensive wall whose design was
"inspired by the glories of Alexander the Great,"
France Presse reports today.
work on the fortification is believed to have
begun under Cassander, the fourth-century BC king
of Macedon who succeeded Alexander the Great.
Cassander is believed to have ordered the murders
of Alexander's mother, wife and infant son.
dynasty was a Macedonian dynasty founded by Cassander,
the son of Antipater, who declared himself King
of Macedon in 302 BC. This dynasty did not last
long; in 294 BC it was overthrown by the Antigonid
dynasty, whose members proved to be more effective