Alexander the Great Unboxed (Ancient History)

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Inside Alexander the Great Unboxed

  • Follow in Alexander’s footsteps and solve the puzzle of the Gordian Knot
  • Paint a replica bell-krater as you learn about Alexander’s conquests
  • Paint by numbers to see how much of the world Alexander conquered
  • Learn about ancient medical practices and theories
  • Read about the young ruler’s campaign and legacy

…and more!


Alexander believed that he was destined for greatness, both because of his mythical ancestry and because of predictions from the Oracle at Delphi.  Although his campaign into Asia began as a vendetta against the Persians, he had greater plans from the beginning. Always desiring eternal fame, he had historians, poets, sculptors, painters, and musicians accompany his army in order to both record and glorify his accomplishments.  His pride may have been his downfall, as he began to act as if he truly were a god.”


“When Alexander was about twelve-years-old, a horse dealer named Philonacus came to Philip II’s court. He was selling a magnificent horse for thirteen talents, an enormous sum. The horse, Bucephalus, was a huge, glossy-black stallion with a white star on his head and striking blue eyes. But Philip did not buy the animal—Bucephalus reared and bucked, and no one could tame him. Alexander asked for the chance to try, and his father agreed. The boy removed his fluttering cloak and approached the stallion and turned it towards the sun, so that the animal could no longer see its own shadow. Bucephalus had been afraid of his own shadow and the movements of the men’s flowing cloaks.

The horse was now Alexander’s to command, and he rode Bucephalus into many battles until the horse was killed in the Battle of the Hydaspes, in modern-day Pakistan. The distraught Alexander founded a city in his horse’s memory, calling it Bucephala.”

For more information:

Check out A for Alexander, and explore a series of beautiful historic images while meeting Alexander the Great, through twenty-six fascinating alphabetized parts of his life through history and legend.

Our Alexander the Great Unboxed Pinterest page has additional books, activities, learning resources, and more!

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Additional information

Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 11.125 × 8 × 3 in

What's included?

  • A replica bell-krater
  • A metal or wooden Gordian Knot puzzle and Solution Guide
  • Set of The Four Humors stickers
  • Paint by numbers map of Alexander's empire
  • Artist quality water color set
  • Coloring page featuring Alexander
  • A full color magazine about Alexander the Great including art, articles, book lists, and teaching resources
  • A sticker to add to your History Unboxed timeline poster (sold separately)

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Please note that box contents may differ in slight cosmetic ways from image.


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