Life Of Alexander The Great #29 – The Battle Of Gaugamela, Part II

In this episode we finish the story of how young King Alexander III of Macedon, in a strange and hot land, out-numbered 5-to-1, wiped the floor with King Darius of Persia with a tactic which almost beggars belief.

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Battle of Gaugamela

Battle of Gaugamela

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Battle of Gaugamela

 

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Life Of Alexander The Great #28 – The Battle Of Gaugamela, Part I

In this episode Alexander III of Macedon marches all the way from Alexandria in Egypt to Gaugamela (near Mosul in modern day Iraq) where Darius of Persia is waiting for him with the biggest army the world had ever seen. And elephants.

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Life Of Alexander The Great #27 – The Founding Of Alexandria

Alexander visits the Oracle of Siwah to ask your usual questions: “Who is my father” and “Am I fated to rule the world” – you know, that ol’ thing.

On his way he sees a patch of land and thinks to himself “Hey how about I found the greatest city in the world here and then name it after myself?” – which he then proceeds to do.

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Life Of Alexander The Great #26 – The Siege of Gaza

Alexander heads towards Egypt, stopping first at Gaza where the satrap Batis refuses to submit, forcing the Macedonians to spend several months laying siege. Even an arrow in the shoulder doesn’t stop Alexander – but he takes horrible revenge against Batis, before heading to Egypt where is declared both SON OF GOD and GOD ON EARTH!

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Alexander the Great's journey to Gaza and Egypt

Alexander the Great’s journey to Gaza and Egypt

 

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