Alexander the Great
was the son of Philip II, king of Macedonia in the 4th century B.C. In a mere 11 years of campaigning, Alexander the Great amassed the most extensive empire the world had ever seen.
It sprawled over three continents, from Alexander's native Macedonia in Greece, Europe, into northern Africa and across western Asia to India. The youthful monarch vanquished Persian armies in major battles staged at Granicus, Issus and Gaugamela
, and brought the old Persian empire under his rule. He died in Babylon in 323 B.C. at the age of 33. (find out more about Alexander...)
Museum reproduction made of solid bronze on a marble stand.Dated 333 BC. Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki.