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The Nereid Monument 
6th-Mar-2012 08:46 pm


This is the east side of the Nereid monument in the British Museum.  The tomb was built about 380 BC at Xanthos in south west Turkey, probably for a local ruler Arbinas and his family.



















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7th-Mar-2012 01:41 am (UTC)
It's magnificent!
I wonder if this was a kind of monument Alexander had it in his mind for Hephaistion, except in much larger scale :)
7th-Mar-2012 09:16 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, much bigger :)
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14th-Mar-2012 08:18 pm (UTC)
Welcome! Hope you enjoy it here!

PS I had a peek at your journal - you might be interested in two of the lovers of ancient Greece, Alexander and Hephaestion, and the community here http://alexandersarmy.livejournal.com/
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