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Battle of Gaugamela

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Tapestry of the battle of Gaugamela, half of the eighteenth century

The Battle of Gaugamela or Battle of Arbela was a decisive battle for the invasion of the Achaemenid Empire by Alexander the Great. In 331 BC the Hellenic League's army meet the Darius III army near Gaugamela, actually Erbil. It was a decisive battle for the fall of the Achaemenid Empire.

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