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Alexander the Great’s Legacy Stirred Up by Excavation

A dig at an ancient tomb in Greece and a possible link to Alexander the Great have captured the nation’s imagination.

The newly discovered caryatids at the Amphipolis tomb and the symbolism of a lion suits the case of Olympias being buried in this fascinating ancient Greek

Lamp, 2nd century. Egypt. The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Small earthenware lamps, made from double molds, were the most commonly used source of light for Egyptians during the Roman period. This lamp is decorated with the image of a peacock displayed and is marked CLO HEL for its maker.

Attributed to Oliver H. Willard (American, active 1850s–70s, died 1875). Artillery, Musician, 1866. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2010 (2010.35) #mustache

François-Joseph- Hubert Ponscarme (1827–1903). Self Portrait, 1871. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of J. H. Kagan, in honor of Luke Syson, 2011 (2011.581.3) #mustache #movember