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Head Of Alexander The Great

iskender-basiWhen the Macedon king Alexander the Great, who lived between 356 and 323 BC, ascended to the throne, he was not even twenty. The legendary commander, who died at the age of 33, has never been forgotten during the twenty-three centuries passed since then, thanks to his glorious and great conquests during a short period of kingdom. He overthrew the Persian Empire and established a great empire extending from Macedonia to India. The cities founded by Alexander, who spent most of his life in Asia, as military bases turned into cultural and commercial centers later and played an important role in the spread of the Ancient Greek culture up to India. The era of Alexander the Great, of which artistic influences can be followed as well, was a transition period between the periods of Classical Art and Hellenistic Art.The Head of Alexander the Great, dated to the 2nd century BC, was found during excavations at the Lower Agora in Pergamon (Bergama).

His head is inclined towards his shoulder, the lock of hair from the front of his head, slightly pulled back, resembles a lion’s mane and his hair is irregularly waved in both sides. This is the hairstyle of Alexander the Great. All of the aspects such as his heavy eyelids and round eyes, thick eyelashes, slightly open mouth that does not show his teeth are characteristics of the statues of Alexander the Great. This is the style of portraits made by the sculptor Lysippos, who lived in the 4th century BC and led the transition between the Classic Art and the Hellenistic Art. The artist worked for Alexander the Great and he was the only sculptor of Alexander. The deep forehead lines call the big problems faced by the king despite his youth to the mind. This work is reflecting the typical characteristics of the Pergamon sculpture school during the era of King Eumenes II.

Source: The World Of Alexander The Great

Alexander the Great – 2000 Years of Treasures

Alexander the Great: 2000 Years of Treasures is the most exciting and prestigious classical culture exhibition ever to be hosted by the Australian Museum in Sydney and features the largest collection of treasures ever to come to Australia from the world famous State Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia. This exhibition will be exclusive to Sydney.

The exhibition includes over 400 objects from classical antiquity through to the modern age from both Western and Non-Western origins, spanning a period of almost 2500 years.

Signature pieces that people travel from all over the world to the State Hermitage to see, including the famous Gonzaga cameo and the polished black basalt statue of Cleopatra VII will be on display!

Please visit the website for further information. http://www.alexandersydney.com.au

Source: Sydney.com

Ο κυβερνήτης περιοχής Βαρδαρίου το 12ο αιώνα

Constantinos Doukas Sevastos governor Vardar region 1105 AD

“Θεοτόκε Βοήθει Κωνσταντίνω Σεβαστώ τω Δουκί”
(Mother of God Help Constantinos the Faith full Duke)
From the Museum of Skopje Grad, FYROM. Constantinos was the Byzantine Governor of the Vardarios District in 1105.

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Αυτά γράφει το μετάλλιο του Σεβαστού Δούκα των Σκοπίων του Κυβερνήτου του θέματος Βαρδαρίου το 1105.

Με την ευκαιρία των μεσαιωνικών χειρογράφων που οι Σλάβοι των Σκοπίων προσπάθησαν… ανεπιτυχώς να τα παρουσιάσουν ως ‘μακεδονικά’ στην έκθεση των Βρυξελλών, φίλος της ιστοσελίδας μας προτρέπει να πείσουμε τους Σλάβους γείτονές μας, αφού τόσο πολύ κόπτονται για τους μακεδονικούς μεσαιωνικούς αιώνες, ας παρουσιάσουν και αυτό το μακεδονικό μνημείο που έχουν κάπου αναρτημένο στο Μουσείο των Σκοπίων, – Музеј на Град Скопје, από την εποχή που στο προσκήνιο δεν βρισκόταν ο… μεγάλος πατριώτης Νίκολα Γκρούεφσκι για να το… περιποιηθεί καταλλήλως.

(Ελπίζουμε με τη δημοσιοποίηση αυτή να μην το χαντακώσουν σε κανένα υπόγειο)

Πηγή: Γεώργιος Εχέδωρος