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Old Aug 27, 2006, 5:36 PM   #1
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In the foreground is a reconstruction to suggest howthehigh reliefs originally in colour would be like. The scene represents the battle between his troopsand Persians at his campaign (thefirst equestrian figure on the left being Alexander himself)
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Old Aug 27, 2006, 10:44 PM   #2
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I didn't know that his sarcophagus was identified. They found Phillip's tomb a few years back, didn't they?

This was a veryeffective use of space to show the sarcophagus and the colored display.






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Old Aug 28, 2006, 5:15 AM   #3
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Barbarian, I was expectingyour reply soon, concerning the subject What you say about Alexander and Philippos is right. It is known that Alexander body was brought to Memphis and then to Alexandria after he had died in Babylonyet his final tombhas not been identified.This sarcophagus which was made in the 4th century BC. is known as Alexander's Sarcophagus due to the high reliefs carved in pentelic marble depicting his deeds and probably housed the king of Sidon appointed by Alexander the Great.

Here are the reliefs onthe other side depicting Macedonians and Persians at huntingfrom Alexander's empire.
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Old Aug 28, 2006, 5:18 AM   #4
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And another battle scene at the short side whose raised figures can also beseen from the sideway above.
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wow that is really something .... thanks for your many history lessions badahir. i learn a lot from you :-)
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The first time I ever saw anything like this was a couple of days ago when I went to an exhibition of ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian artifacts at the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta. I was stunned to see the incredible creativeness, breathtaking beauty and workmanship these amazing pieces displayed, some of which were more than 5000 years old. Unfortunately, no photography was allowed. I can't imagine what it must be like to be able to witness the incredible history of civilization whenever you like. You're a lucky guy, bahadir. Thanks for sharing.
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 3:47 AM   #7
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A very nice detailed photo bahadir, great history there. I think that everthing related to Alexanders burial has become the subject of controversy.
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 6:33 PM   #8
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Thanks for your appreciation, Drewaz..You know one tends to teach bestwhatoneself needs most!!

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Toshi, I very much appreciate your consideration and yourshots introducing theTyrell museum !http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...amp;forum_id=8

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Alex,I'm so happy toread your words ofliking and interest.I think you'll also agree that eventhings beforehisburialremain a subject ofcontroversy today :G
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Very nice composition it the first shot, with the reconstruction leading the eye into the original.

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I remember considering how to do justice to this priceless artifact charmed by its beauty.NowI am so glad to seethat this little concern of mine pays back richly with yourvaluable evaluation.Thank you,Tom!
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