dimanche 28 août 2011

Encore une mauvaise nouvelle pour Athènes : une deuxième statue du Macédonien Alexandre le Grand à Skopje

New Statue of Alexander the Great at the Airport of Skopje

Posted on 23 August 2011 by Anastasia Chaini

A statue of Alexander the Great, 1.5 meter high, was placed at the new airport building in Skopje, that since late 2006 has been renamed “Alexander the Great” airport. The new airport building in Skopje will be inaugurated on September 8, the independence day of FYROM.

The head of the Turkish company TAV in FYROM Murat Ornekol said that the placement of the statue of Alexander has been agreed upon by the Ministry of Transport and Communications of FYROM. ”The Ministry of Transport has chosen and agreed on the placement of the new statue, which is the gift of our company to the new airport,” said Ornekol.

As of last year, TAV company the airport of Skopje. One more statue of Alexander the Great of huge dimensions, has been placed since last June in the central square of Skopje.

The statue in the square, which is officially called “the statue of mounted warriors” by the FYROM authorities, will be accompanied by ancient Macedonian soldiers in order of phalanx and lions.

The whole construction will be completed in the coming days, while according to the media in Skopje, the unveiling of the statue in the square of the capital of Macedonia, will be made by the Prime Minister of Macedonia Nikola Gruevski on September 8, in honor of the 20 years since the independence of Macedonia.

The government is planning many festivities.
Source : http://eu.greekreporter.com/2011/08/23/new-statue-of-alexander-the-great-at-the-airport-of-skopje/

Pour rappel : Mauvaise nouvelle pour Athènes : une statue monumentale du Macédonien Alexandre le Grand à Skopje