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The Battle of Issus started in the town of Issus, during November333 B.C. Macedonia was lead by Alexander the Great and the PersianEmpire was lead by Darius III. Since 340 B.C. There was bound to bea war between the two countries. Alexander wanted to conquerPersian Empire.
Darius massive army was in Babylon, while Alexanderand his troops were in Tarsus. Alexander knew where Dariuswas, so he sent Parmenion to occupy the coast of Issus, soDarius could not use the Persian fleet. Alexander kept histroops at Tarsus. In November, Darius had progressed on to Sochi, Syria.Alexander and his troops headed to the Pass of Jonah. ThePersians captured Issus easily and took "care of" all of thesick/wounded soldiers left behind from Alexander. Darius hadcut off the Macedonians supplies.
Darius, the Great King of Persia, arrived at Issus.
ANCIENT GREEK POTTERY8.5 by 5 inches
MOSAIC FROM POMPEII, ITALY This is a worldwide known floor mosaic, 1st century A.D.representing the Battle of Issus. It was found in Pompeii, Italy,and is now in Naples, at the National Archeological Museum.The actual artwork is 5.84 by 3.17 meters.