A desert island governed by Kuwait which suffered from conflict and brief occupation by Saddam Hussein in the 1990s is gaining the attention of archaeologists and the Greek government who believe it was a Gulf outpost of Alexander the Great’s army.
French archaeologists already unearthed remains of a temple to Artemis (goddess of hunting) and found a few artifacts. Archaeologists hope to find a colony established by Nearchus, Alexander's general in the 4th Century BC, and will start in November.
The areas between Egypt and India have been documented as Alexander’s conquests, and some of the documented names reflect that. The island of Failaka is situated between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, allowing better growth for Alexander’s early globalization.