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Alexander the Great Killed by Toxic Bacteria?

Alexander the Great Killed by Toxic Bacteria?

Discovery News The Styx River, the legendary portal to the underworld, harbors a deadly bacteria that may have ended Alexander’s life. An extraordinarily toxic bacterium harbored by the “infernal” Styx River might have been the fabled poison rumored to have killed Alexander the Great (356 - 323 B.C.) more than 2,000 years ago, according to a scientific-meets-mythic detective study. The […]

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How the Alexander’s Mosaic was seen by Romans

How the Alexander’s Mosaic was seen by Romans

Analysis by Rossella Lorenzi Wear patterns on one of the most celebrated mosaics of antiquity have allowed researchers to reconstruct exactly how ancient Romans viewed the artwork. Found during the 1831 excavations in the lava-buried town of Pompeii, the Alexander mosaic (now on display at the National Archaeological Museum in Naples) is the most famous example of an early tessellated […]

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