Dutch photographer and digital designer Bas Uterwijk has used artificial intelligence to create a ‘photograph’ of Alexander the Great… or what he could have looked like.
Uterwijk who has a background in computer graphics, 3D animation, and special effects, has used his talent to generate hyper-realistic portraits of famous historical figures.
His latest creation is Alexander the Great, otherwise referred to as the “King of Kings”. He was born on July 20 or 21, 356 B.C. in Pella, Macedonia. He was tutored by philosopher Aristotle until the age of 16. He became King of the Ancient Greek Kingdom of Macedonia and led a Pan-Hellenic military campaign against Persia and in the process spread Greek culture across the entire empire he created.
The artist accompanied the face of Alexander the Great with a quote by the great warrior himself: “I am not afraid of an army of Lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”
Uterwijk’s other subjects include famous historical figures such as Queen Of England Elizabeth I, Napoleon, Statue of Liberty, David Bowie and George Washington.
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Alexander was acknowledged as a military genius who always led by example.
Earlier this year, Archaeologist Liana Souvaltzi claimed she discovered the real tomb of Alexander 20 years ago in Egypt, but has been blocked by the Greek and Egyptian governments ever since.
Some of Alexander the Great’s most famous quotes:
- “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.”
- “I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.”
- “Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.”
Interesting Facts on Alexander the Great:
- In 15 years of conquest Alexander never lost a battle.
- He was taught by Aristotle but was also in contact with other famous Ancient Greek philosophers.
- When Alexander met his future wide Roxanne, it was love at first sight.
- The cause of Alexander’s death remains one of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world.
- Alexander’s body was preserved in a vat of honey.