Monuments Of The Greko Roman Museum

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Monuments of the Greko Roman Museum Head of Alexander the Great: Alexander the Great was one of the greatest Macedonian rulers of all time who also ruled Alexandria and tried to make it a better place. This statue of his head shows his strong power because monuments and statues were usually made for heroes and gods.

This statue was made in 320 B.C. (4th century B.C.). It was commissioned by a Greek architect named Lyssipos, he was the only person that was allowed to make Alexander's monument. This monument was supposed to be used as a funerary monument for Alexander's death, was it used at all? We will never know. It appears that this statue was burned on the right ear and was fixed with another ear later.

This statue is made of marble, its about 30 cm high and 20 cm wide on the bottom. A few parts were also added since they fell off.

Archaeologists predict that there are many more statues of Alexander the Great and they are trying to find them as we speak right now. This monument is important to history because Alexander the Great played a big role in developing Egypt a long time ago. Who knows, maybe Egypt would be different if Alexander the Great would not have ruled it. Alexander also affected Egypt with cultural diffusion that still exists in Egypt. This monument is important to us today because it shows us how much power Alexander had since monuments were made only for heroes, gods and special people. Alexander was the hero of Egypt.

Statue of Isis: Isis was a powerful goddess in the Graeco-Roman Times this is showed to us in this statue since she is holding a globe. She was an important Egyptian goddess and many people worshipped her including many Romans and Greeks that lived in Egypt. Here she is shown in Greek style.

This statue was built in the 4th century B.C. Unfortunately we don't know who built or commissioned it. This statue was supposed to be for a villa, a house, or a palace. This statue was burned a few times but very lightly and unnoticeably.

The statue of Isis is made of marble, its about 1 m 60 cm high and about 70 cm wide on the bottom. It has a 30 cm high base on which the statue stands. Isis is holding a globe in her hand and she is wearing a head band. She is wearing a Roman type of Toga, Greek styled slippers.

Archaeologists predict there are other Isis statues since this goddess was very popular. They are trying to find them right now. This monument is important in history because it shows cultural diffusion since Greeks and Romans started worshipping Isis. Its important today because it shows us she was powerful since she is holding the globe.

Mosaic of Berenice: Queen Berenice II was the sister and wife to Ptolemy Euergetes the Fifth, she cared a lot for her husband. She had long beautiful hair; she promised the gods she would cut off her hair and offer it in the temple if they would let her husband return from the war unhurt. He did - she did, and her hair was sacrificed to the heavens.

This statue was built in the 3rd century B.C. It was supposed to be a mosaic for a floor in a house or a palace.

This mosaic is made of many little colourful tiles forming one big picture of Queen Berenice II. Queen Berenice is wearing a hat and a Greek dress.

Archaeologists say there are more artefacts relating to Queen Berenice II. This mosaic is important to history because it shows cultural diffusion in many ways. One of those is the clothes she is wearing are from different countries. This mosaic is important to us today because it shows that Queen Berenice was an important woman. She was very caring because she gave her beauty away for her husband.