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The high mountains of the Hindu Kush tested my army’s strength and toughness. u We followed him across the high mountains of the Hind bly Kush. Finally, we caught up with Bessus. It was proba a bit harsh to cut off his nose and ears before killing him, but that was the Persian custom. Document it! Beyond the Persian Empire Alexander was exploring new things all the time. New experiences are great topics to write about in a journal, even if it’s something really normal like visiting a new city or discovering a new favourite band or film.

Old. army was tired and many of the soldiers were gettingnew I also needed to start ruling rather than just adding e is lands to my empire. The problem with conquering peopl you make an awful lot of enemies. I always had to watch my back. I didn’t know whom to trust. Peace was a lot more difficult than war. e People often ask me what makes a great general. I believ it’s important to listen to those around you but, once a decision is taken, I always act ruthlessly. I had to kill some of my most trusted generals when they questioned my authority.

In fact, he never met his son, who was also called Alexander. 37 Alexander’s place in history Many people saw Alexander as a god while he was still alive. More than 2,300 years after he died, it still seems incredible that, in a few short years, the young king could have conquered such a huge empire. But Alexander did not live long enough to test whether the empire could last, and so his work was left unfinished. We can only guess whether Alexander would have been able to hold his empire together.

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