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.

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.

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Details of  The Alexander Mosaic, depicting the battle of Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia

Details of The Alexander Mosaic, depicting the battle of Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia

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This tablet describes the defeat of Darius III by Alexander the Great at the Battle of  Gaugamela in 331 BC, and Alexander's triumphant entry into Babylon.

This tablet describes the defeat of Darius III by Alexander the Great at the Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC, and Alexander's triumphant entry into Babylon.

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DARIUS iii. Darius I the Great – Encyclopaedia Iranica

DARIUS iii. Darius I the Great – Encyclopaedia Iranica

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Battle of Issus / Alexander MosaicAlexander the Great. 356–323 BC-the invading Macedonian troops led by the young Alexander of Macedonia / the Great, defeat the Persian army under Darius III-House of the Faun, Pompeii.

Battle of Issus / Alexander MosaicAlexander the Great. 356–323 BC-the invading Macedonian troops led by the young Alexander of Macedonia / the Great, defeat the Persian army under Darius III-House of the Faun, Pompeii.

The wars of Alexander the Great were fought by King Alexander III of Macedon ("The Great"), first against the Achaemenid Persian Empire, under its "King of Kings" Darius III, and then against local chieftains and warlords as far east as Punjab, India. Darius III - Darius III (c. 380 – July 330 BC), originally named Artashata and called Codomannus by the Greeks, was the last king of the Achaemenid Empire of Persia from 336 BC to 330 BC. Artashata adopted Darius as a dynastic name.

The wars of Alexander the Great were fought by King Alexander III of Macedon ("The Great"), first against the Achaemenid Persian Empire, under its "King of Kings" Darius III, and then against local chieftains and warlords as far east as Punjab, India. Darius III - Darius III (c. 380 – July 330 BC), originally named Artashata and called Codomannus by the Greeks, was the last king of the Achaemenid Empire of Persia from 336 BC to 330 BC. Artashata adopted Darius as a dynastic name.

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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 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)

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

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

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Alexander before the Dead Body of Darius III, the Last King of Persia.

Alexander before the Dead Body of Darius III, the Last King of Persia.

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