“I saw him… despite the wounds left on his beautiful face by the ages and ignorance,” says the museum director. Greek archaeologists have announced the discovery of a rare and ancient bust of Alexander the Great—and all they had to do was look through the unexplored corners of the storage in one of their own museums. Forgotten for decades, the sculpture is believed to date from the second century BCE, or about 200 years after Alexander’s death in 323 BCE. The marble statue was spotted amid crates of ceramics in a “lost in a dark corner of the warehouse” of the Archaeological Museum of Veroia in Macedonia, Greece. The find was revealed by the institution’s director, Angeliki Kottarid, on Facebook, who touted it as a “‘brand new’ Portrait of Alexander, still unknown to archaeologists and art lovers.” Kottarid also serves as director of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture. Alexander the Great continues to capture the imagination even to this day. The Macedonian ruler conquered large swathes of Asia and north Africa, consolidating a massive empire through an unprecedented military campaign before his death at just 32. The discovery in 2018 of a massive granite sarcophagus i...