Alexander the Great Died Mystically – Or did he? We have heard many theories about how and why he died. Some say it was natural causes while others say it was a murder by his own army. But what if Alexander the Great Died Mysteriously? Would this be another “Skeleton in the Garage” scenario or could it be true?
Alexander the Great lived for almost eight years during the period of Persian rule over the ancient world. He spent that time in Asia, conquering all he set his mind on. Alexander the Great’s rule lasted for nearly thirty-five years. During this time he gathered an army of disciplined, loyal and brave troops, all of whom he trusted with his life. Alexander the Great also knew that he would one day die a death that would be remembered by his men, his children and his nation.
On the day of his death, Alexander the Great suddenly disappeared from all accounts. The cause of his sudden demise has long been a mystery, although many believe it to be due to natural causes. Some say that it was due to a bce battle, while others say it was a result of the Persian king Cyrus’ attack on the weakened Babylon.
In the year 5 Troy, Alexander the Great died in the Persian camp at the hand of Cyrus, the Persian king, and his sons, Cambyses and Xerxes. The exact details of how and where he died are unclear, but the Persian soldiers dragged Alexander from his fortress to the place where he died, where he was beheaded and then carried away as a prisoner into the Persian empire. The means used to execute Alexander with this style of hanging, but later they changed it to a rope with a noose around his neck. His captors thought that this would be a humane method, since they had beheaded so many Greek and other Roman leaders before.
For several weeks after Alexander’s death, his bones lay unclaimed, as the wishes of the gods were not fulfilled. Then, in 324 he, the Persian monarch Bucemia raised an army to attack Troy, which was led by the Trojan prince, Paris. But when the Persian army arrived at the threshold of Troy, Xerxes and his allies, including the Trojan prince, Paris, deserted to join the Persians in the war against Troy. This marked the beginning of the Pelasgian civil war, which lasted for thirty-nine years. When peace was finally declared, Alexander’ bones were buried in the marble temple of Artemis Atreus in the city of Mycenae.
When the Persian monarchs went into exile, their successors ruled over a divided empire, which they had left in the field to be eventually destroyed. Alexander the Great is still remembered as one of the greatest conquerors of all time. The name of the city on the Mediterranean Sea that his capital lies on has been changed to Xerxes, in honor of the great king. There are also several museums in Babylonia and a marble monument in the capital, which honors the fallen Persian monarch.