Alexander Visits the Temple of Jupiter Ammon. A.M. 3673. card

Alexander Visits the Temple of Jupiter Ammon. A.M. 3673.

WAG 7720

Currently not on display

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This is one of a group of drawings by British artist and book illustrator Edward Francis Burney, depicting scenes from Greek and Roman history and mythology. Ammon was a Libyan deity who the Greeks called the god Zeus Ammon. Zeus' Roman equivalent is Jupiter, who Burney refers to here. The temple of Ammon, located in Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt, became famous when Alexander visited it to ask advice from the god in 332 BCE.