|Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||sevenofnine||9/23/05 7:52 PM|
This is just an update.
Alexander's Major Battles
Historic Place Names
Alexander's Route Out
Alexander's Route Back
Best viewed by turning on routes and places and turning the map overlays on and off for each battle. Enjoy.
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||Dark_Star||9/23/05 8:19 PM|
This is a cool post for the education section. Some nice history here. :-)
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||H21||9/24/05 2:21 AM|
H21's best folders (4728 placemarks)
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||Pdemm||10/2/05 12:20 AM|
Splendid ! Congratulations.
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||6Vjet9laT4A86yCi||10/2/05 10:54 AM|
Very, very, nice.
Thank you !
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||OuzoNico||10/2/05 7:13 PM|
Thanks for this great job Linda.
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||_oionos||10/3/05 2:34 PM|
as a a part of the greek nationality
i thank you
but also feel sad for what we greeks dont do for our history.
Maybe its not just greek but human heritage.
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||pphunkdelux||11/19/05 9:42 AM|
amazing, well done!
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||sevenofnine||11/19/05 10:02 AM|
thanks, I just posted a major revision of the Alexander stuff.
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||blt||11/19/05 10:20 AM|
Thanks for this Incredible post. Especially the overlays and notes. It also fun to play as a tour. It really brings this most epic of journeys to life.
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||JimboCruzn||3/28/06 10:04 PM|
As a history buff I thank you. This is one of the best uses of GE as an historical Atlas.
|The Caspian Gates Pass||danescombe||3/29/06 1:10 AM|
You have a placemark in Northern Iran marked Teng-i-Suluk (Probably Caspian Gates)
As i understood it -the Caspian Gates are further north. Alexandria passed through on his way to the shores of the Caspian Sea. He was supposed to have commented that
-"the waters of this sea are not as salty as our own"
This is not a criticism of your post--just trying to add to the debate
ive included a GE Screen Grab of the area.
The Caspian Gates Pass lies south of the Caspian Sea near the Elburz Mountains. With desert to the south and mountains to the north, control of the Gates was vital for armies seeking to traverse ancient Persia (Iran). As historian George Rawlinson wrote: "The latter [pass], now known as the Girduni Sudurrah Pass, constitutes the famous ' Pylae Caspite. ' Through this pass alone can armies proceed from Armenia, Media, and Persia eastward, or from Turkestan, Khorasan, and Afghanistan into the more western parts of Asia.
Danescombe, whose real life name was Dave, joined the Google Earth Community Forum in November 2005 and quickly became a regular in the Fun & Games Forum. In August 2007, he became a moderator. Sadly, on March 4, 2009, he passed away following complications from surgery. He was 44 years old. Our entire Community mourns his loss.
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||calegaripaulino||11/18/06 5:50 PM|
You are great, man! Thanks a lot
Peace and love! Zéduardo
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||Crockdur||11/19/06 6:35 AM|
Great great job,man. Congratulations!
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||PetrosP||11/19/06 10:06 AM|
I just posted a placemark called macedonian tomb of judgement. The tomb belongs to one of Alexander's officers who made it home to Greece, probably Pefkestas. Please visit the link and click on "the deceased warrior" to see the wall painting image of him. It is one of the few links we have of real persons from the campaign.
|Re: The Caspian Gates Pass||sevenofnine||2/6/07 2:53 AM|
Thanks for the added information on the Caspian Gate. I will check it out. I haven't looked at this original post for a while, as I posted a revised version: (http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/download.php?Number=203594). Nice picture.
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||RWFG||6/30/07 11:18 AM|
Excellent post!!! We need some educational posts in GE. Yours has helped me a lot, especially the overlay maps.
I am trying to setup a post on the Silk Routes and Alexanders Expeditions are closely related. I will send you my kmz as soon as it is in reasonable shape. Meanwhile did you see this outline (unfortunately without a map - sic!)
|Re: The Caspian Gates Pass *DELETED*||RWFG||8/14/07 11:41 AM|
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|Re: The Caspian Gates Pass||danescombe||8/14/07 2:52 PM|
The screengrab shown is in present day Iran and not the Caucasus's.
It highlighting the Caspian Gates Pass in Iran and not the Caspian Gates of Derbent, Russia .
are some great pictures of the Georgian Military Road
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||Geve Narielwalla||6/27/09 5:05 AM|
nice to know about Alexander the Great's battles and routes; GEC members might be interested to know he is called Alexander the Accursed in pre-Islamic Iranian traditions. I wonder if some member would do the favour of giving a brief reason why he wilfully burnt Persepolis, as well as enlighten GEC members by a post tracing how Alexander turned into an ardent Iranophile, adopting Persian manners and royal dress at his court-much to the annoyance of his Macedonian entourage.
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||aloooha||8/10/09 6:55 AM|
You did a great job!
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||Geve Narielwalla||8/28/10 3:44 AM|
The Persian Acaemenid Empire founded by Cyrus the Great , and at it's furthest extent, shown above, from the time of Cyrus' successor Darius the Great.
map of Alexander's conquests, compare with map of the Persian empire.
If we say Alexander conquered all of the known world then, these maps, and the links above (and plenty of historical records, including Greek records) prove the Persians conquered all of this world 200 years earlier.
Many historians will attest the stiff resistance Alexander met from various 'kingdoms' across all the territories he crossed, all these were subjects or allies of the Persian Empire.
(maps, courtesy owners of these maps.)
(a google map search of both the Achaemenid Empire and Alexander's Empire show the same, almost identical, boundaries for both empires, from the 100's of maps from all sources which show up on search.)
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||Philip Rudy||2/25/13 11:13 AM|
how do you open this file? exact links of what i need to download?
|Re: Battles and Routes of Alexander the Great||Noisette||3/7/13 4:52 AM|
Hi Philip, do you have Google Earth installed? If not you can download it here: http://www.google.com/earth/index.html.
Then click the attachment in the first post (the blue and white globe icon) to open it in Google Earth.