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Alexander and Bucephalus

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High Street | Vor dem City Chamber, Edinburgh, Scotland
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This statue tells the story of how Alexander the Great as a young boy tamed the horse, Buchephalus... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
macedonboy
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Taming of Bucephalus

The bronze heroic statue on a stone pedestal of Alexander the Great and one of the most famous... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
nellielim
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 28 October 2017

This statue tells the story of how Alexander the Great as a young boy tamed the horse, Buchephalus. The fought together in all of Alexander's great battles. A statue to visit for anyone with an interest in classes. For tourists, this statue is in a...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2017

The bronze heroic statue on a stone pedestal of Alexander the Great and one of the most famous horses, Bucephalus, is located outside Edinburgh City Chambers on the Royal Mile. The taming of Bucephalus occured when Alexander was a young man. When the untamable horse...More

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Reviewed 25 February 2017

We had a look at this statue today which is situated within the courtyard of the City Chambers, and is quite far up the Royal Mile on your right hand side. I guess this would normally be quite a tranquil area away from the very...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Lovely looking piece of work, situated in the open square within the City Chambers opposite the Cathedral of St Giles on the royal mile. One of the more livelier sculptures, as opposed to the more staid, classical works that seem to be so numerous here...More

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