Amsterdam: The Hermitage Museum in Amsterdam is hosting the exhibition The Immortal Alexander the Great, which will be on view from 18 September 2010 until 18 March 2011 in the Hermitage Amsterdam, with over 350 masterpieces, including the famous Gonzaga cameo from the State Museum the Hermitage in St Petersburg.
This is the first time that any Dutch museum has devoted an exhibition to Alexander the Great, his journey to the East, and the influence of Hellenism. The exhibition spans a period of almost 2500 years, giving gives a picture of Alexander himself and of the great cultural and artistic changes that followed in the train of his conquests. The exhibition examines the myth of Alexander, then his reality, his journey, and his finally heritage.
A guided tour in French by the Belgian historians (and authors on Ancient History Encyclopedia) Carine Mahy and Sebastien Polet from ROMA asbl will be conducted on 05 February 2011.
Jan van der Crabben
published on 23 June 2010
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