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Mosaic of the Battle of Issus from the House of the Faun in Pompeii 1st century. (Detail of Darius III)


Stateira II, possibly also known as Barsine, was the daughter of Stateira I and Darius III of Persia. After her father's defeat at the Battle of Issus, Stateira and her sisters became captives of Alexander of Macedon. They were treated well, and she became Alexander's second wife at the Susa weddings in 324 BC. At the same ceremony Alexander also married her cousin, Parysatis, daughter of Darius's predecessor. After Alexander's death in 323 BC, Stateira was killed by Roxana, his first wife.


The Alexander Mosaic. This 19-foot-by-10-foot mosaic was discovered in Pompeii. The mosaic depicts the battle of Issus, 333 B.C., between the armies of Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia.

from The Campfire Chronicle by Stargazer Mercantile

General Robert E. Lee and Traveller

Robert E. Lee aboard Traveler

from OUPblog

The rise and fall of the Macedonian Empire

How was the Macedonian empire built in just a decade? #empire #Macedonia #AncientWorld (Image via Wikimedia Commons)


The Battle of Issus occurred in southern Anatolia, in November 333 BC between the Hellenic League led by Alexander the Great and the Achaemenid Persia, led by Darius III, in the second great battle of Alexander's conquest of Asia. The invading Macedonian troops defeated Persia-Alexander battling Darius at the Battle of Issus (Naples National Archaeological Museum)


The oldest known photograph of the #Alamo in 1849 in San Antonio, Texas. It's a daguerreotype photo. It was taken 13 years after the battle. This photograph is at the University of Texas in Austin in the center of American history../ qw

from Mail Online

On display after 200 years: Rare Royal Navy uniform worn by survivor of Battle of Trafalgar (found in a plastic bag in the attic)

Rare: The blue and cream Navy uniform worn by Trafalgar survivor William Hicks is said to be the only one of its kind in existence

from Mashable

1898: Portraits of Native Americans from 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West' show

Iron Hawk, Hunkpapa Lakota, Iron Hawk was 14 at the battle of Little Big Horn (Greasy Grass) and gave the first battle cry that led to the destruction of Custer and parts of the Cavalry. Thanks to Meme a relative of Iron Hawk.