Kandahar? It's a contraction of Iskandahar, and was founded by Alexander the Great and named Alexandria after himself.
Alexandria Eschate or Alexandria the Farthest ... we're not sure where it is, but it's the city Alexander founded at the far end of his expedition in Central Asia, and named after himself. It's almost certainly in Tajikistan and finding proof of it would be valuable evidence of the final frontier of his conquests.
The location of Alexandria Bucephalus is also uncertain, but it was probably in modern day Pakistan and Alexander founded it and named it in honour of himself and his recently deceased horse.
Alexander founded a new city in Egypt, and named it Alexandria after himself.
Plutarch claimed that Alexander founded some seventy cities, which may be an exaggeration but is not outside the realm of possibilities. Many he named Alexandria after himself, whilst others - for example Alinda in Caria - he re-named after himself (Alexandria under Latmos). A good list of the more obscure examples can be found here.
Alexander was no shrinking violet. He came, he saw, he named. Yes it can seem a little obsessive, but this is an important personality trait.
He did the same with buildings - putting his name on them, even when he hadn't built them.
Dedicatory inscriptions were rare in Classical Greece, but popularised by the Hecatomnids of Caria in the fourth century BC, and became almost de rigeur
under the Romans.
Alexander the Great offered to fund the completion of
the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, if he could have his name carved on
it. The Ephesians declined, but the people of Priene were happy to add
this inscription to Pytheos' already completed temple: "King Alexander built the shrine of
Athena Polias". The inscription is now in the British Museum (image
People don't have to be trained archaeologists to see a pattern. Alexander put his name on everything he could in the form of official inscriptions. Don't even get me started on graffiti and what people scribbled everywhere in Antiquity just as they do now.
I won't tell you what that evidence is because the Greek Ministry of Culture is not releasing evidence found before August.
It is bloody difficult to look for material from a building on the art market from a tomb that was dismantled in Antiquity and is all over the place if one is not allowed to tell people what they are looking for.
I am pretty sure that this post will piss people at the Ministry off, and I will have problems because of it, but:
The Greek people deserve to be told what was found, and why the archaeologists who have worked for years on Amphipolis are convinced that it dates to the time they say.
The archaeologists working at Amphipolis have done an amazing job, and the Ministry of Culture has done an exemplary job issuing press releases as new finds are made. Someone should do a televised press conference presenting the important finds from the beginning of the excavation so that the good people of Greece are spared the nonsense being spoken and written by various incompetent people.
Both the ND and PASOK governments have used archaeology for political reasons. This should not be the case with Amphipolis.