Rare Alexander the Great portrait found

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Alexander the sex symbol?  A rare miniature portrait of Alexander the Great was recently found by a University of Washington student in an old building 30 kilometers south of Haifa, Israel.

A compelling evidence of exquisite Hellenistic minor art, the carving shows a head in left profile, with rather sexy features: wavy locks of hair, wide, deep-set eyes with an intense stare, high brows and fine-cut neck.

"The engraver portrayed Alexander without omitting any of the ruler's characteristics. The emperor is shown as young and forceful, with a strong chin, straight nose and long curly hair," Ayelet Gilboa, chairman of the archaeology department at Israel's University of Haifa, told Discovery News.

The distinct facial features of the work helped the researchers identify the subject as the legendary conqueror and emperor.

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From what I've read about ol'Alexander he was quite the handsome fellow. Many women pined for him and many men would extol his masculinity in songs, poems, and plays. Plus, he was quite the ladies man and had a few relationships with men as well if I recall correctly.
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