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Pharaoh Alexander the Great

The Pharaohs - The People

The Infamous Pharaoh who built himself an Empire and was welcomed into rule Egypt with open arms after the subjugation faced by the Egyptians from the Persians

The Infamous Alexander the Great is well remembered and celebrated in Egypt, especially as he founded one of his namesake cities here in 331 BC, Alexandria. He was born to King Philip II of Macedon and Queen Olympias of Epirus in 356 BC in Pella, Ancient Greece.

He came to the Throne aged 20 and is perhaps best known for his military campaigning that ended the Persian Empire and made him ruler from Northwest India through to Greece, including Egypt without ever being defeated.

He is known to have died in Babylon in 323 BC and is thought to have been buried in Egypt, despite his Tomb not having been found. Egypt was handed to one of his closest General’s, the new Pharaoh Ptolemy I.

To learn more about the life of Pharaoh Alexander of Egypt, click on the relevant image below

Early History

From his birth to the ascension to his Macedonian Throne

Early Reign

From when he took his first Throne to when he took the Throne of Egypt

Conquering Egypt

What Alexander did during his brief time in Egypt

Later Campaigns

How did Alexander finally forge his Empire?

Death & Legacy

What happened to Alexander the Great? What did this mean for Egypt?


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