The Alexander Mosaic

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Illustration

Carole Raddato
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published on 28 August 2014

The Alexander Mosaic, dating from circa 100 BCE, depicts the Battle of Issus (333 BCE) between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia. The mosaic adorned one of the exedras on the north side of the peristyle of the House of the Faun in Pompeii. The original is preserved in the Naples National Archaeological Museum.


About the Author

Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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APA Style

Raddato, C. (2014, August 28). The Alexander Mosaic. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2965/

Chicago Style

Raddato, Carole. "The Alexander Mosaic." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified August 28, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2965/.

MLA Style

Raddato, Carole. "The Alexander Mosaic." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 28 Aug 2014. Web. 23 Apr 2019.

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