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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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

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

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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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Detail of the Alexander Mosaic depicting the Battle of Issus between Alexander the Great & Darius III of Persia, from the House of the Faun in Pompeii. The original is now in MANN.

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Detail of the Alexander Mosaic depicting the Battle of Issus between Alexander the Great & Darius III of Persia, from the House of the Faun in Pompeii. The original is now in MANN.

Detail of the Alexander Mosaic depicting the Battle of Issus between Alexander the Great & Darius III of Persia, from the House of the Faun in Pompeii. The original is now in MANN.

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

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