June 10: 323 BCE – The Death of Alexander the Great

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June 10: 323 BCE – The Death of Alexander the GreatRate this post Late in the evening, after battling an unknown illness for nearly two weeks, Alexander the great quietly died at the royal palace in the heart of Babylon. After almost a decade of conquest, the Macedonian king reigned over much of the Eastern hemisphere and his death, some argue, did more than anything else to create the dividing lines between European, African and Asian civilization we know today. At the tender age of thirteen, in front of his father King Phillip II and several nobles of the Macedonian court, Alexander tamed a spirited horse named Bucephalus. Having guaranteed […]