Thursday, August 29, 2002

alexander the really great

A Foundation based in America is clashing with a cultural minister in Greece over a proposed image of Alexander the Great to be carved in the side of a mountain near the birthplace of Alexander in November. The image would be 240 feet high, which is roughly four times the height of the presidents at Mount Rushmore.
James Rigas, president of the United Hellenic American Congress, which supports the project, said that the planners were not seeking to cause political mischief.

"This project is all about Greece expanding its vistas," he said, "being more flexible in its outlook as a modernizing Western state and boosting tourism, its primary source of income.
I have to agree with the author of the article -- I'm not sure that even Alexander would approve.

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