How did Alexander The Great Die? Netflix docuseries Alexander The Making of a God explained
Since it is a docuseries, Alexander: The Making of a God is a true story that reveals the 'extraordinary life of Alexander the Great through his radical transformation from warrior prince to living god'.-
American streaming giant Netflix is all set to bring one of the most significant chapters of the world's history in the form of a docuseries named- Alexander: The Making of a God. Alexander: The Making of a God will be available for streaming on Netflix from January 31, 2024. Since it is a docuseries, Alexander: The Making of a God is a true story that reveals the 'extraordinary life of Alexander the Great through his radical transformation from warrior prince to living god'. Directed by Hugh Ballantyne, Alexander: The Making of a God showcases the life and conquests of the Greek military commander & king who never lost any war in his lifespan. Since Alexander never lost any war, the question arises how did real-life Alexander The Great die? Below is everything you need to know about Netflix's Alexander: The Making of a God True Story-
Who was Alexander The Great?
Before talking about Alexander's death, let's know about arguably the greatest military mind and ruler of all time. Alexander was born in 356 BC at Pella in ancient Greece, and succeeded his father, King Phillip II, to the throne at the age of 20. Over the next 10 years, Alexander led campaigns across large parts of West Asia and North Africa. In 330 BC, Alexander defeated Darius III in the decisive battle of Gaugamela, and after a long campaign in Bactria in the region of the Amu Darya north of today’s Afghanistan, he crossed the Hindu Kush and entered the Kabul valley. From there he invaded India as well. Notably, it was in India where Alexander faced his toughest challenge. As per Historians, King Porus of Paurava blocked Alexander's advance at a ford on the Hydaspes River (now the Jhelum) in the Punjab. The forces were numerically quite evenly balanced, although Alexander had more cavalry and Porus fielded 200 war elephants.
How did Alaxernder The Great Die?
Alexander has made his name in the history books of the world. He was responsible for the spread of Greek culture throughout the ancient world. In Babylon in 323 BC, Alexander died when he was nearly 33 years old. Possible explanations for his death have included alcoholic liver disease and strychnine poisoning, but little data support either condition as the cause of his death. Reports suggest that Alexander allegedly died from malaria or typhoid fever, which were rampant in ancient Babylon.
Coming back to Alexander: The Making of a God, the official synopsis of the series says, "Alexander: The Making of a God is a six part docudrama series that reveals the extraordinary life of Alexander the Great through his radical transformation from warrior prince to living god. The series explores his rise as an exiled young man into his obsession with defeating the mighty Persian Emperor Darius that led him to conquer the known world in just under six years. Alexander the Great's fascinating story is told through stunning drama intertwined with expert academic insight, ground-breaking archaeology and ongoing excavations at the archaeological site in Alexandria, Egypt led by Calliope Limneos-Papakosta."
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