Sydney’s Australian Museum will present Alexander the Great:  2000 years of treasures, exclusive to Sydney, from 24 November 2012.  This will be the largest exhibition of treasures ever to come to Australia from the world famous State Hermitage, in St Petersburg, Russia and is set to be the most exciting and prestigious classical culture exhibition ever to be hosted by the Australian Museum, Sydney.  The exhibition includes over 400 objects and brings to Sydney some of the finest known treasures from the court and cities of Alexander the Great and his successors.

Alexander the Great, who died at age 32 in 323 BCE, conquered his enormous empire from Greece in the west to the Indus River in India, all in 11 years.

Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia who founded the State Hermitage was fascinated by Alexander the Great, which led to a collection at the State Hermitage, which holds one of the finest antiquities collections in the world.

The legend of Alexander the Great lives on with the retelling of his story through generations and across cultures, plus Hollywood movies.  Sandra T.  PICTURE TOP: Sandra T. at Sydney’s Australian Museum Launch (Photo:  John Pond)

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