Exhibition: Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth

This exhibition runs from Fri, 21st Oct 2022 to Sun, 19th Feb 2023. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Fri,
21st Oct 2022  
(9:30am - 6pm)
Sat,
22nd Oct 2022  
(9:30am - 5pm)
Sun,
23rd Oct 2022  
(11am - 5pm)
Mon,
24th Oct 2022  
(9:30am - 6pm)
Tue,
25th Oct 2022  
(9:30am - 8pm)
Wed,
26th Oct 2022  
(9:30am - 6pm)
Thu,
27th Oct 2022  
(9:30am - 6pm)

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Fri, 21st Oct 2022

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £17


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.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website


Location

The British Library,

96 Euston Road, London,
NW1 2DB

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