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BATTLE of ISSUS 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. After the Hellenic League soundly defeated the Persian satraps of Asia Minor (led by the Greek mercenary…

It dates from c. 1000 BCE and features very impressive tombs of Achaemenid kings (Darius I the Great, Xerxes I, Artaxerxes I, Darius II, and Artaxerxes III or Darius III). Carved in a rock face quite high above the ground, these huge tombs are called Persian Crosses for their cross-shaped facades. The site also features notable reliefs of Sassanid kings of the Neo-Persian Empire (224 - 651 CE), depicting scenes of their victorious battles and day-to-day royal life.


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


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.


Alexander the Great (Greece) With an army of almost 40,000 an aggressive fighting force, Alexander conquered Asian Minor in a series of brilliant battles and he defeated the Persian King Darius III, taking all his land and titles.


Alexander the Great's Absolute Thrashing of Darius at the Battle of Gaugamela