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by Archaeology Newsroom

Alexander the Great and his legacy

In the ten years of his reign Alexander the Great crushed powerful armies, annihilated great kingdoms and overwhelmed the ancient world with his presence; a strange and charismatic personality, as if he had come from another world, he was worshipped, even during his lifetime, as the offspring of a god. In all the countries he conquered, Alexander introduced and established new ways of organization and administration. Greek civilization reached these people as well as the Greek language.