Iraq Bābil Al-Mahawil
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Atlas11, on October 15, 2007, said:
'Alexander was already near Babylon leading his forces in battle order, when all the Babylonians with the priests and rulers came forward to meet him , each group bringing presents and surrendering the city, the citadel and treasury.' From Arrian's Anabasis of Alexander. Book 3:16 (3).
Atlas11, on October 16, 2007, said:
'Thinking that the air would be contaminated because of the great number of corpses, immediately got ready and advanced with all his forces to Babylon. The locals welcomed him gladly and furnishing them billets feasted the Macedonians lavishly who recovered their strength from the previous hardships. Alexander refreshed the army for over thirty days because of the abudance of the food and friendliness of the population." From Diodorus' of Sicily. Library of History. Book 17:64 (3).
'Such a joy did Alexander take in every instance of virtue, and so faithful a guardian was he of the honor of all great actions! He traversed all the provinces of Babylon, which immediately made its submission.' From Plutarch's Lives: Alexander the Great.
Bruno.Rocha, on June 28, 2008, said:
A beautiful palace. Guards still imposing all, this corner of the world was the cradle of what we know. We must respect its people and its history know more. Always will be a challenge to future generations. Congratulations, beautiful picture.
ioanbigote57, on February 18, 2011, said:
Thank you for you beautiful pictures.Babylon was great, but this is....
souwar, on November 2, 2012, said:
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