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Timeline of Alexander the Great


This engraved gem represents Alexander the Great shown as helios.

This engraved gem represents Alexander the Great shown as helios - Sol withthe nine rays above his head.

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"In the year 331 B.C. one of the greatest intellects whose influence the world has ever felt, saw, with his eagle glance, the unrivalled advantage of the spot which is now Alexandria; and conceived the mighty project of making it the point of union of two, or rather of three worlds. In a new city, named after himself, Europe, Asia, and Africa were to meet and to hold communion."
- Charles Kingsley on the founding of the city of Alexandria

Timeline of Alexander the Great

July 356 B.C. Born at Pella, Macedonia, to King Philip II and Olympias
338 B.C. August Battle of Chaeronea
336 B.C. Alexander becomes ruler of Macedonia
334 B.C. Wins Battle of the Granicus River against Darius III of Persia
333 B.C. Wins Battle at Issus against Darius
332 B.C. Wins siege of Tyre; attacks Gaza, which falls
331 B.C. Founds Alexandria. Wins Battle of Gaugamela against Darius
330 B.C. Sacks and burns Persepolis; trial and execution of Philotas; assassination of Parmenion
329 B.C. Crosses Hindu Kush; goes to Bactria and crosses the Oxus river and then to Samarkand.
328 B.C. Kills Black Cleitus for an insult at Samarkand
327 B.C. Marries Roxane; begins march to India
326 B.C. Wins Battle of river Hydaspes against Porus; Bucephalus dies
324 B.C. Marries Stateira and Parysatis at Susa; Troops mutiny at Opis; Hephaestion dies
June 11, 323 B.C. Dies at Babylon in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II

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