18 September - 18 March 2011. The Hermitage museum in Amsterdam presents an exhibition dedicated to the myth, reality and legacy of Alexander the Great (356-323).
Spanning a period of almost 2,500 years, the exhibition comprises over 350 artefacts relating to the powerful king including the famous Cameo Gonzaga - a Hellenistic engraved gem cut out from the three layers of an Indian sardonyx, dating from possibly the third century BC.
Alongside Alexander the Great it features Olympias, Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder, Nero and Agrippina the Younger and many other famous figures from antiquity.
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The Immortal Alexander the Great: the myth, the reality, his journey, his legacy
Daily 10.00-17.00 Wed 10.00-20.00 Hermitage Amsterdam, Amstel 51, Amsterdam, tel.+31 (0)205307488.