vrijdag 8 oktober 2010

Alexander the Great

In the dependance of the Hermitage of Sint Petersburg in Amsterdam is a nice exhibition about the immortal Alexander the Great (356-323 BC.). When he was 22 years old he embarked on the great expedition that would seal his fame.. He travelled to many countries and cultures from Little-Asia till India, from Egypt till Mongolia and everywhere he founded new cities which he often named  Alexandria.
It is fascinating to see how far he has travelled with so many people and so many years. When he was 32 he died of an infected wound he already had for two years. see http://www.hermitage.nl/

This is the route of his expedition.

2 opmerkingen:

  1. He was a hero and a young one at that.

  2. Alexander was a great conqueror and his story is universal. Good way to remember him.



    [Barcelona Daily Photo]