The year 330 B.C.

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January, 20, 330 B.C.:
Battle at the Persian Gate


The Battle of the Persian Gate was a military conflict between the Achaemenid Empire and Macedonian Alexander at the Persian Gate. It's been narrated by Callisthenes who kept Alexander's diary that on this day, the army of Alexander that consisted of tens of thousands of soldiers could not proceed a... Read Full Article:


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February, 4, 330 B.C.:
Perspolis Turns Into Ashes


A hero to one nation may well be a sucker to another; and that's the case for Alexander the Great. After the battle of Gaugamela Dariush 3 retreated to Ecbatana on Oct, 4, 331 B.C. to rearrange a new army. However uprisings started all over the kingdom. Alexander conquers Babylon and Susa easily and... Read Full Article:


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May, 19, 330 B.C.:
Rhagae Falls After 3 Days Of Resistance


After the Gaugamela battle, the defeated Iranian army started retreating till they reached Rhagae. Despite having no leader and no supplies, starting from May, 16th, with the help of local citizens, a bloody battle continued street by street. While Rhagae citadel was being defended by local resident... Read Full Article:


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June, 28, 330 B.C.:
Greeks Adopt Achaemenid Calendars


While cities of the Achaemenid Empire were being captured one after another by Macedonian Alexander, among many booties recovered from the Persian civilization, Iranian achievements in science and technology were quickly adopted by the Greeks. It is important to note that even a simple innovation su... Read Full Article:

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