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By Jon White (ed.)

Step again in time and stroll the banks of the River Nile to profit what made this society the most strong historic civilisations in heritage. Meet the most iconic pharaohs, journey the awe-inspiring landmarks raised of their honour, establish the non secular tenets that dictated daily life or even discover ways to learn the hieroglyphs!

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Imagine what Ramesses was able to accomplish in 66. “The heavy chariots ploughed through the Egyptian ranks, littering the hillside with corpses” Ramesses’ favourite wife Nefertari, depicted in her royal chariot 45 Book of Ancient Egypt To understand the impressive scope of Ramesses’ architectural vision, we only have to look to the royal city that bore his name, Per-Ramesses, or Piramesse. Located 120 kilometres (75 miles) from modern-day Cairo, Piramesse began as a humble summer palace built by Ramesses’ father Seti I near the family’s ancestral home on the eastern edge of the Nile Delta.

331 BCE 327 BCE O The conquest halts Hydaspes is a watershed and the victory accrues many losses. The army refuses to go any further and Alexander, though almost at the ‘world’s end’, is forced to return to Babylon. 326 BCE O The desert march Alexander’s return to Babylon is tarnished by his decision to march through the Gedrosian desert. Many of his battle-weary troops succumb to the heat, energy-sapping dunes and lack of water. 325 BCE O Death of Hephaestion While encamped at the Median capital of Ecbatana, Alexander is shattered by the illness and death of his beloved friend and soulmate Hephaestion.

Arrian records how 300 men scale the rock, signalling their success to the troops below by waving bits of linen. Alexander sends a herald to tell the defenders that his ‘winged men’ have arrived. The defenders surrender. Alexander then marries Oxyartes’ daughter, Roxanne, uniting Europe and Asia. He sets out to conquer India. Darius III, King of Persia, Pharaoh of Egypt When Alexander launched his famous conquest of Asia, it was the Persian king Darius III who would feel the brunt of the Macedonian military might.

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