Curious and calculating, megalomaniac and sentimental, revered and feared. All these qualities sum up only one historical figure: Alexander the Great.
From 336 BC until his death in June 323 BC, Alexander was King of Macedonia and Hegemon or Supreme Commander of the Corinthian League. He extended the boundaries of his kingdom as far as the Indian subcontinent by means of the so-called Alexander campaign and his conquest of the Achaemenid Empire. His many military successes made Alexander’s life a popular motif in literature and art. It was during his reign that the era of Hellenism began and Greek culture spread throughout much of the known world. However, the cultural influence of Hellenization could still be seen in Rome and Byzantium centuries after the collapse of the empire of Alexander the Great.
The “Alexander the Great” exhibition is on at the Lokschuppen exhibition centre in Rosenheim until 3 November 2013. Numerous archaeological findings and elaborate installations are on show to visitors and will carry them to “the end of the world”. There’s lots to do: the kids’ trail or the fun “Culinary campaign” tour. As part of the tour, national delicacies from Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt, Persia and India are served at six different locations of Alexander’s campaign. Precious pieces such as earrings or Persian helmets can be admired at the exhibition.
These valuable finds need to be well protected. It is therefore important that they are displayed under strict climatic conditions. Lufft has installed nine OPUS20E data loggers with a total of 36 external temperature/humidity sensors for continuous climatological monitoring of these very valuable and climate-sensitive archaeological pieces in the exhibition. All data loggers are integrated into a network via a LAN and are continuously scanned to detect any climatic changes. A key feature of the Lufft OPUS20E data logger is its flexibility. Every OPUS20E can be connected to up to four external temperature/humidity sensors and two additional analogue sensors. Intelligent BUS sensors can also be integrated via the RS485 interface of the OPUS20E. This means the longevity of the archaeological finds is preserved and they are extremely well monitored.