This is a photograph of a sculpture of Akhenaten (meaning “living spirit of the Aten”), the famous Pharaoh of the dynasty of Egypt who ruled for 17 years. Akhenaten is principally famous for his religious reforms, where the polytheism of Egypt was to
Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 – 10/11 June 323 BC), commonly known as Alexander the Great (Greek: Ἀλέξανδρος ὁ Μέγας, Aléxandros ho Mégasiii[›] from the Greek αλέξω alexo "to defend, help" + ανήρ aner "man"), was a king of Macedon, a state in northern ancient Greece. Born in Pella in 356 BC, Alexander was tutored by Aristotle until the age of 16. By the age of thirty, he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from the Ionian Sea to the Himalayas.
Alexander the Great hunting lions. The groove around his head would originally have held a gold wreath. The now vanished reins and bridle of..the horse would probably have been gilt-bronze- A detail from the truly incredible Alexander Sarcophagus from the Royal Necropolis of Sidon