Exhibition: “Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth”

Good day everyone, I’m Elena, thanks to be here on Alessandro III di Macedonia- blog about Alexander the Great and Hellenism. I’ve a new and wonderful news for UK readers and followers! The British Library will hold the exhibition:

Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth

Fri 21 Oct 2022 – Sun 19 Feb 2023

Image: © Museum of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge © Hamish Steele, © Richard Stoneman

When it comes to making myths, Alexander the Great’s story has it all.

He built an empire that stretched across the world. Rode across the sky on a flying chariot. And descended to the bottom of the sea in a glass bell.

Or did he?

Piece together an epic tale 2,000 years in the telling. From astrological clay tablets, ancient papyri, and medieval manuscripts, to Hollywood and Bollywood movies and cutting-edge videogames, our major exhibition crosses continents to explore the fantastical stories that turned legacy into legend.

Pharaoh, prophet, philosopher. European, Middle Eastern and Asian cultures have all moulded Alexander into the fictional hero they want him to be. And today artists and storytellers alike are still trying to reimagine the man and his myth. Who was he really? You’ll have to decide for yourself.

Supported by Patricia G. and Jonathan S. England – British Library Innovation Fund

With thanks to the American Trust for the British Library, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, The Hellenic Foundation, London, and Professor James H. Marrow and Dr. Emily Rose.


Name:Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth
Where:PACCAR 1
The British Library
96 Euston Road
When:Fri 21 Oct 2022 – Sun 19 Feb 2023
Price:Full Price: £ 17.00
Member: £ 0.00
Student: £ 15.00
Registered Unemployed: £15.00
Disabled: £8.50
National Art Pass Senior: £ 8.50
Child (0-11) : £ 0.00
Child (12-17): £ 8.50
National Art Pass: £ 9.50
Senior (60+): £ 17.00
Young Person (18-25): £ 15.00
A voluntary donation can be added over the regular ticket price. You will be helping the Library to conserve and share its collection. If you are a UK tax-payer and ‘Gift Aid’ your donation, the Library can reclaim the tax you have paid.
Enquiries:+44 (0)1937 546546

It would be wonderful to be able to visit it and I hope that at least those who read me from the UK will be able to visit it! Further information will be added when available!

Thanks everyone, have a nice day

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