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Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth

Hosted by the Consul of the London Southern European Lifestyle Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 08 Jan 14:30 - 17:00

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Let's go together to the exhibition at the British Library to discover a bit more about one of the greatest leader in History.

"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."

Then we can have a drink and a nice chat at the Origin Coffee inside the library :)

Booking on the website of the British Library. Chose 2:30pm timeslot. There is good availability at the moment so book your ticket asap to avoid any disappointment.

I will be waiting at the entrance from 2:15pm.

Please sign up to the activity only if you have a ticket.

Thanks and see you there :)