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  1. There was a Macedonian journalist/crime reporter called Vlado Taneski who was also a serial killer himself, he reported on his own crimes & eventually got caught because he wrote articles on the murders with information that had not yet been released and only the killer would have known.

  2. Cleopatra was not Egyptian. While Cleopatra was born in Egypt, she traced her family origins to Macedonian Greece and Ptolemy I Soter. Ptolemy took the reigns of Egypt after Alexander’s death in 323 B.C. and he launched a dynasty of Greek-speaking rulers that lasted for three centuries

  3. Alexander the Great was King of Macedonia, the Pharaoh of Egypt, the King of Persia, the King of Asia and the General of the Macedonian army - all at the same time.

  4. Cleopatra was a Macedonian Greek NOT Egyptian

  5. A Macedonian dynasty known as the Attalids came to rule the Asia Minor city of Pergamon in the third and second centuries BC. The art and architecture of Pergamon is considered some of the best from the Hellenistic Period.

  6. A Macedonian crime reporter named Vladon Taneski killed three women and reported each murder. Police arrested him only because he used unknown information in his articles.

  7. When Alexander died, his only heir was Alexander IV, with a Bactrian woman named Roxanne, so many of the Macedonians believed he was illegitimate.

  8. The Macedonians aligned with the Spartans during the war.

  9. A significant portion of modern Macedonians claim that the ancient Macedonians were actually Slavs, instead of Greek.

  10. When unifying ancient Greece, the Macedonian king Phillip II told the Spartans "If I win this war, you will be slaves forever". The Spartans replied with one word: "If".

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The great Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great left behind a will that was written in Armenian

That, after responding with the word "If" to Phillip II threatening "If I win this war" in regards to their refusal to join the League of Corinth, the Spartans were later utterly defeated in the Battle of Megalopolis by the Macedonians and forced to join the League of Corinth.

The Second Macedonian War (200-197 BC) pitted Rome against Macedon. Although the Macedonians had the support of many Greeks, others such as the Athenians favored the Romans.

Three Pakistani populations residing in northern Pakistan Burusho, the Pathan, and the Kalash claim descent from ancient Macedonian soldiers associated with Alexander the Great's invasion of southwest Asia.

Fly fishing dates back to 2nd Century Macedonian anglers who used rods & artificial lures

Despite being associated with Scotland, there isn't a single type of bagpipe. There are Bulgarian, Italian, Turkish, Macedonian, Swedish, Syrian, and various other varieties of the instrument.

Chili Dogs (Coneys) were created by Greek or Macedonian immigrants

Shuto Orizari (“Little Garbage”). This Macedonian town is home to more than 17,000 permanent Romani residents. It is the only town in the world where Romani is an official language. They also have their own Romani TV and radio stations, newspaper and flag.

The haunting vocals from the Battliefield 1 title theme are "Zajdi, Zajdi, Jasno Sonce" a Macedonian folk song by Aleksandar Sarievski. The same song appears in the film 300.

Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia isn't populated my Macedonians and was named this way to support planned Soviet invasion into Greek Macedonia after WWII

About Cleitus the Black, a Macedonian army officer who saved the life of Alexander by Great after severing the hammer wielding arm of an enemy soldier as it came down on Alexander. Six years later, Alexander killed Cleitus by throwing a javelin through his body in a drunken quarrel.

A Macedonian crime reporter named Vladon Taneski killed three women and reported each murder.

The ancient Macedonians strapped dildos on their foreheads while saying wedding vows

When Spartans lost the battle of Megalopolis, their king Agis III, now wounded and unable to stand, ordered his men to leave him behind to face Macedonian army so that he could buy his men time to retreat. He slew several enemy soldiers before being finally killed by a javelin.

The song "Zajdi Zajdi", notable for its appearance in Battlefield 1's Arabian campaign (the song with the woman singing), is actually Macedonian.

In 2015, a group of 40 terrorists from Kosovo attacked the Macedonian town of Kumanovo, where they entered into a shootout with police which resulted in the deaths of 18 people. Among the demands of the group were that Macedonia immediately join the European Union and NATO.

Pakistan and parts of India were controlled by the Greccian\Macedonian Empire

Learned that the Greek\Macedonian empire reached Pakistan\India

Coney Hot Dogs (or chili dogs) are Greek or Macedonian in origin

That, after responding with the word "If" to Phillip II threatening "If I win this war" in regards to their refusal to join the League of Corinth, they were later utterly defeated in the Battle of Megalopolis by the Macedonians and forced to join the League of Corinth.

Queen Cleopatra Was Not Egyptian. She was the last of the Macedonian Greek dynasty that ruled Egypt from the time of Alexander the Great's death in 323 BCE to about 30 BCE.

Cleopatra was not actually Egyptian.the last queen of Egypt wasn't born in Egypt. As best as Historians can tell, Cleopatra VII (that's her formal name) was Greek. She was a descendant of Alexander the Great's Macedonian general Ptolemy.