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Alexander the Great exhibition launched in Amsterdam

Alexander the Great exhibition launched in Amsterdam
4 Nov 2010

People planning a trip to Amsterdam over the coming months can visit a new exhibition telling the story of one of the most revered rulers in history.

The Immortal Alexander the Great opened at the Hermitage Amsterdam on 18 September and will continue until 18 March next year.

It explores the lasting appeal of the story of Alexander the Great and highlights the importance of his journey to the east, which played an important part in the spread of Greek culture.

Visitors can see more than 350 exhibits, including paintings by the likes of Pietro Antonio Rotari and Sebastiano Ricci and the Gonzaga cameo from the State Museum the Hermitage in St Petersburg.

The display, which spans a period of almost 2,500 years, is the first major exhibition to be devoted to Alexander the Great at a Dutch museum.

People planning to absorb some culture during a trip to Amsterdam can visit other attractions such as the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.

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