Ancient Bowl From Tibet Shows Alexander the Great – the Jewish Version

That’s not Homer: Jews on the Silk Road came up with their own ‘Alexander Romance’ in which the boy king reached Paradise, which required a certain surgical procedure

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Closeups of images of Alexander (the two leftmost figures), an Indian priest, and a servant shown on the silver Tibetan bowl
Closeups of images of Alexander (the two leftmost figures), an Indian priest, and a servant shown on the silver Tibetan bowlCredit: Ancient Orient Museum in Tokyo
Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster
Tree of Life with snake approaching bird on a nest; images of Alexander are on both sides of the treeCredit: Ancient Orient Museum in Tokyo
Moses found in the river. Fresco from Dura Europos synagogueCredit: ללא קרדיט
Alexander with handful of frankincense: The state of his member is very clearCredit: Ancient Orient Museum in Tokyo
Alexander the Great in the Temple of Jerusalem, Sebastiano Conca (1680–1764)Credit: Museo del Prado

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