From Heracles To Alexander

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Treasures from the Royal Capital of Macedon, a Hellenic Kingdom in the Age of Democracy. Published to accompany the Ashmolean exhibition from 7 April to 29 August 2011. Descendants of a god. Wielders of great power. Rulers of a kingdom. Conquerors of the world. This catalogue accompanies the first major archaeological exhibition to appear in the redeveloped Ashmolean Museum, opening on 7 April 2011. Showcasing more than 500 treasures recently found in Aegae, the ancient capital of Macedon, the exhibition tells the story of the Temenid kings and queens descendants of Heracles and the ruling dynasty of Alexander the Great. Cutting-edge archaeological research of the last twenty years brings Aegae and the kingdom of Macedon into the global spotlight. The eighteen essays presented in this catalogue cover a wide array of subjects centred on Aegae and the Temenid dynasty. They offer an excellent starting point from which to better understand the history, art and archaeology of the complex and fascinating court of Macedon, a Hellenic kingdom flourishing in the age of democracy.
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