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3 January 2010

Have a face off with Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great lived between 356 and 323 BC and became the leader of one of the largest empires in ancient history. At its peak, his empire stretched from India in the East to Greece and Egypt in the West, all achieved before his death at the age of 32.

It is suggested that Alexander chose only a few artists who were allowed to produce his image, and one of these rare impressions is held at the British Museum, where you can stare the man straight in the face and imagine what life was like for him thousands of years ago.

For more, see the British Museum website here.

^Picture by djtansey^

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