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The most dazzling city of the ancient world

The most dazzling city of the ancient world

BBC Culture - By Alastair Sooke

A new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art celebrates Pergamon, the stunning city that reveals a great deal about the ancient world, writes Alastair Sooke. When Alexander the Great died in Babylon, still only in his early 30s, in 323 BC, he left behind a vast kingdom, sprawling across three …

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