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by system1988
Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander the Great Louvre Museum Exhibition
Replies: 2
Views: 1647

Alexander the Great Louvre Museum Exhibition

Hi all! I don't know whether or not any of you know this yet but I recently learned that there will be an opening of a huge Alexander exhibition on the Louvre the October to come titled: "Inside Alexander the Great's kingdom - The ancient Macedonia". :D The exhibition will be open from October 13th ...
by system1988
Sun Jul 31, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Pergamon Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 11528

Re: Pergamon Replica

System1988, Just out of curiosity, what is average pricetag on these copies? The official and unofficial? Is there a big difference in cost because someone buys an official copy rather than an unofficial one? Im sure there is some difference. But id just like to know if its a substantial one. And a...
by system1988
Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Pergamon Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 11528

Re: Pergamon Replica

Systen1988, I always understood that in Greek tourist shops you could differentiate museum replicas by the metal seal attached. However, when you are young, don't have much money, and can't get to the museum shops, cheap tourist replicas seem wonderful, and I still love mine! Same thing applies whe...
by system1988
Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:46 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Pergamon Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 11528

Re: Pergamon Replica

In Greek museum shops they sell casts of the Pella head, Akropolis head, Olympia head, Pella statuette, the little heads from the tomb of Philip, the relief with Hephaistion. These don't appear to be available online, but courtesy of the wonderful system1988 I have just acquired full-sized replicas...
by system1988
Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: Pergamon Replica
Replies: 25
Views: 11528

Re: Pergamon Replica

In Greek museum shops they sell casts of the Pella head, Akropolis head, Olympia head, Pella statuette, the little heads from the tomb of Philip, the relief with Hephaistion. These don't appear to be available online, but courtesy of the wonderful system1988 I have just acquired full-sized replicas...
by system1988
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Philip and Alexander's predecessors
Topic: Philips sources.
Replies: 5
Views: 3365

Re: Philips sources.

The only time I've ever read anything that has to do with Philip of Macedon has come from our sources on Alexander. Is there any other source not involving Alexander that would have information on Philip? Something contemporary to Philips time or within a few hundred years of his death? The two mai...
by system1988
Tue Jun 21, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: 300 suits of armor
Replies: 25
Views: 8432

Re: 300 suits of armor

And about the inscription,.. Alexander refrained from using the words "King Alexander" and instead chose to use, "Alexander, son of Philip". I think that says a lot about how he wanted the Greeks to see him. Less the tyrant, more the Leader. It probably seemed more paletable to the democratic Greek...
by system1988
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:02 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: 300 suits of armor
Replies: 25
Views: 8432

Re: 300 suits of armor

Marcus said: An intriguing question. The reason why I doubt that it had anything specifically to do with Leonidas is the fact that the panoplies were sent to the Athenians. I think that he could not have sent the armors to Sparta either way. He sent them to Athens who was Spartas greatest arch rival...
by system1988
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: About the King of Sidon
Replies: 21
Views: 8201

Re: About the King of Sidon

Dear all From lilies and battles, ankles and grovels great generals and kings as well as angry kids with knifes, behold the stone tablet that is worth as much as hundreds of literal sources: I have finally managed to upload it!! Risking the activation of the site's auto- correction systems because o...
by system1988
Tue Jun 14, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: About the King of Sidon
Replies: 21
Views: 8201

Re: About the King of Sidon

Well, Alexander seems to have had an international fame as an extremely elegant man. I imagine a table of his full of perfumes and him applying the perfumes of the king Abdalonymus and thinking "hmm excelent, this fits for my drinking party tonight!"
by system1988
Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:30 pm
Forum: Art and Culture
Topic: About the King of Sidon
Replies: 21
Views: 8201

About the King of Sidon

I would like to report to all of you about the existence of an bilingual inscription from Kos island (Aegean Sea). I do not know whether this has been posted already or if some of you may already know about what I am going to say. Its rarity made it impossible for me to resist posting it here. I unf...
by system1988
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander's tomb and the biggest archaiological concealment.
Replies: 28
Views: 9253

Re: Alexander's tomb and the biggest archaiological concealm

http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/alexander/tomb.html try this link; it ought to calm your fears of conspiracy. The only foul play is the nonsense spoken by this damned woman. :twisted: I agree with the text your link led to. Conspiracy for what though? In case the tomb of Alexander the Gr...
by system1988
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:25 am
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: Hi Everyone!
Replies: 1
Views: 3562

Hi Everyone!

Even if I have already been a part of some topics in this forum I think that I have forgotten the fact that I have not introduced myself to you! My line of work may concern handling of antiquities but what I believe that characterizes me is my passion and love for ancient history English is not my n...
by system1988
Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: The Diadochi
Topic: Tomb of Alexander IV
Replies: 6
Views: 3158

Re: Tomb of Alexander IV

marcus said Dear all, One of my favourite exhibits at the "Heracles to Alexander" exhibition at the Ashmolean was this intriguing ornament from what the exhibition stated was the tomb of Alexander IV. From tomb of Alexander IV.JPG (91.2 KiB) Viewed 39 times Now, to me it looks as though the figure i...
by system1988
Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:10 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander exhibition in Oxford
Replies: 80
Views: 23143

Re: Alexander exhibition in Oxford

--------------------- by spitamenes » Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:08 pm It all happens quite fast in the movie, it took me a couple times before I even noticed the movements they were making. Of course, the only thing drills are used for nowdays is soldier discipline. So its not nearly as important now as ...