August 21, 2015 cameron

Life Of Alexander The Great #25 – The Siege Of Tyre

alexander the great - ep 25

This is a CRAZY story!

The people from an island fortress off the coast of Syria / Lebanon refuse to let Alexander sacrifice to their god Melqart aka Heracles – so he lays siege to it. Six months later, tens of thousands of Tyrians are dead and / or sold into slavery. During the siege, Alexander is forced to invent brand new forms of siege warfare and the Tyrians invent the ship bomb.

 

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