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Babylon
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Babylon

Babylon is the most famous city from ancient Mesopotamia whose ruins lie in modern-day Iraq 59 miles (94 kilometres) southwest of Baghdad. The name is thought to derive from bav-il or bav-ilim which, in the Akkadian language of the time...
Cleopatra
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Cleopatra

Cleopatra VII (l. c. 69-30 BCE, r. 51-30 BCE) was the last ruler of Egypt before it was annexed as a province of Rome. Although arguably the most famous Egyptian queen, Cleopatra was actually Greek and a member of the Ptolemaic Dynasty (323-30...
Epic Moments in History - The 9 Lives of Alexander the Great
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Epic Moments in History - The 9 Lives of Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great is one of the most famous historical figures of all time. Yet many are unaware of the 9 times he cheated death over the course of his epic campaigns into the east! Support future documentaries: https://www.patreon.com/InvictaHistory...
Persepolis
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Persepolis

Persepolis was the capital of the Persian Achaemenid Empire from the reign of Darius I (the Great, r. 522-486 BCE) until its destruction in 330 BCE. Its name comes from the Greek Perses-polis (Persian City), but the Persians knew it as Parsa...
Achaemenid Kings List & Commentary
Articleby Joshua J. Mark

Achaemenid Kings List & Commentary

The Achaemenid Empire (c. 550-330 BCE) was the first great Persian political entity in Western and Central Asia which stretched, at its peak, from Asia Minor to the Indus Valley and Mesopotamia through Egypt. It was founded by Cyrus II (the...
The Alexander Mosaic
Imageby Carole Raddato

The Alexander Mosaic

The Alexander Mosaic, dating from circa 100 BCE, depicts the Battle of Issus (333 BCE) between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia. The mosaic adorned one of the exedras on the north side of the peristyle of the House of the Faun...
Alexander & Porus
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Alexander & Porus

A rare silver medallion decadrachm depicting Alexander the Great on horseback attacking King Porus on elephant; the reverse shows the Macedonian king holding a thunderbolt while being wreathed by Nike Babylon (?), c. 325/4-322/1 BCE The...
Alexander Sarcophogus
Imageby James Carnehan

Alexander Sarcophogus

This is a side panel of the Alexander Sarcophagus, a stone sarcophagus adorned with bas-relief carvings of Alexander the Great from the 4th century BCE. Discovered in Sidon, Lebanon and residing in the Istanbul Archaeology Museum today.
Tigranes the Great
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Tigranes the Great

Tigranes II or Tigranes the Great ruled as the king of Armenia from c. 95 to c. 56 BCE. Expanding in all directions, at its peak, Tigranes' Armenian Empire stretched from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. Not before or since would Armenians...
Death of Alexander Clay Tablet
Imageby Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin

Death of Alexander Clay Tablet

This is a diary of astronomical and meteorological phenomena observed during the 2nd month of the years 323-322 BCE. Written in cuneiform inscription, it records the death of Alexander on the 29th day of the lunar month. The author describes...
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