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Editor says, what if Bardiya had executed his treasonous Lords? muses Jeff Provine. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
In 330 BC,on this day Alexander of Macedonians sent the main force of his army to Persepolis.
The Glory that is PersepolisBut on the Royal Road, they were intercepted by Persian King Bardiya's elite troops, an army battle-hardened by years of warfare conquering Indian kingdoms. The young conqueror was killed, enabling the Persians to turn their attention westward again.
In time, they would reconquer Egypt and briought back their old allies in Phoenicia for a successful invasion of Greece. After putting the Greeks under control, they pressed westward in the Mediterranean, taking the defeated Carthage as a protectorate and conquering the upstart Latins in their village called Rome.
Eventually the Persian Empire would spread from what the Greeks called the Pillars of Hercules (Gibraltar) to the nestled southeastern edge of the Himalayas. And Persepolis would become the capital of the modern world that it is today.
Editor says, in reality Alexander quickly captured Persepolis before its treasury could be looted. After several months Alexander allowed his troops to loot Persepolis. A fire broke out in the eastern palace of Xerxes and spread to the rest of the city. It is not clear if it was an accident or a deliberate act of revenge for the burning of the Acropolis of Athens during the Second Persian invasion of Greece. Many historiansargue that while Alexander's army celebrated with a symposium they decided to take revenge against Persians. In that case it would be a combination of the two. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.