Cameo_head_of_Alexander_in_helmet_thumbTime is running out to see the largest exhibition of treasures ever to come to Australia from the world famous State Hermitage in St Petersburg, Russia.  Exclusive to Sydney, Alexander the Great: 2000 Years of Treasures, is now on display at The Australian Museum in College Street, Sydney.  The exhibition has over 400 objects including fine gold earrings, necklaces, rings, coins, cameos, metal helmets and shields, urns, marble statues and much more.

If your name is Alex, either as first or last name, or you happen to live in the Sydney suburb of Alexandria, from 22 to 26 April you will be able to purchase discounted tickets to view the Exhibition, proof of identity is required.

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.

There is still time to attend some of the special lectures and presentations.  Be quick as this fabulous exhibition closes on 28 April 2013.  I saw the exhibition last week and was fascinated by many of the artifacts.  Sandra Tiltman            



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