A statue of the ancient Greek warrior-king Alexander the Great was installed on Wednesday on the corner of Amalias and Vasilissis Olgas Avenue in central Athens.
The statue, which will be officially unveiled on Friday, is a work by prominent 20th-century sculptor Yiannis Pappas (1913-2005).
The decision to place a statue of the Macedonian king in the center of the capital was taken by the municipal council of Athens.
The cost for the installation of the 3.5-meter-tall statue was covered by the artist’s family.
Alexander died in 323 BC after carving out an empire stretching from Greece to India.
This article was originally published on ekathimerini.com