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Siege Warfare
Imageby The Creative Assembly

Siege Warfare

An artist's rendition of what a siege attack may have looked like in the ancient world.
Alexander the Great and Hellenization in the 4th Century BCE
Videoby Ancient History Encyclopedia

Alexander the Great and Hellenization in the 4th Century BCE

Alexander the Great was the son of Philip II of Macedon and the man who started the hellenistic era during the 4th century BCE. After inheriting the Macedonian Empire when Philip II died, Alexander the Great extended it into the largest empire...
Bucephalus
Definitionby Donald L. Wasson

Bucephalus

Bucephalus was Alexander the Great's horse and is considered by some to be the most famous horse in history. Alexander and Bucephalus' initial meeting was unique but demonstrated the true character of one of the greatest generals in all of...
Alexander the Great (Facial Reconstruction)
Imageby Arienne King

Alexander the Great (Facial Reconstruction)

A photorealistic representation of Alexander the Great (r. 336-323 BCE) as he may have appeared in life. This reconstruction is based on archaeological evidence including busts, coin portraits and statuary, as well as descriptions of Alexander...
Alexander the Great, Bronze Head
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Alexander the Great, Bronze Head

Head of Alexander the Great from a smaller than life-size statue, goldleaf on bronze, 2nd century CE. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome).
Satrapies in the Macedonian Empire
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Satrapies in the Macedonian Empire

A map showing the distribution of satrapies in the Macedonian empire after the Settlement in Babylon summer/fall 323 BC.
Lion Hunt Pebble Mosaic from Pella
Imageby Carole Raddato

Lion Hunt Pebble Mosaic from Pella

Pebble mosaic floor from the "House of Dionysos" at Pella (Macedonia, Greece) with a scene of a lion hunt. Last quarter of the 4th century BCE. (Pella, Archaeological Museum). The composition depicts the moment when the two huntsmen, one...
Olympias
Imageby Walters Art Museum

Olympias

A Roman gold medallion depicting Olympias, mother of Alexander the Great. Early 3rd century CE. (Walters Art Museum).
Alexander the Great, Macedonian Silver Tetradrachm
Imageby Mark Cartwright

Alexander the Great, Macedonian Silver Tetradrachm

Silver tetradrachm from the reign of Alexander the Great, 336-323 BCE. O: Head of Hercules. R: Zeus seated on a throne holding an eagle.
Professor Theodore Antikas with Laura-Wynn Antikas Holding the Shorter Greave from the Royal Tomb of Vergina
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Professor Theodore Antikas with Laura-Wynn Antikas Holding the Shorter Greave from the Royal Tomb of Vergina

Professor Theodore Antikas with Laura-Wynn Antikas holding the shorter greave from the Royal Tomb of Vergina in front of the display cabinet in the Archaeological Museum of Vergina. Courtesy of the Antikas team archive.
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