Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Alexander's Conquests

An Ottoman historical map showing Alexander the Great's route and conquests. Regions not directly conquered but under his authority are yellow, regions that are not are in pink. Nothing profound to say about this map either, except that it still seems fantastic that the Islamic world calls him Iskender because the Al in Alexander was an article. Sort of the opposite of how English got Alligator from the spanish el lagarto.

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  1. Hi Nick, Josh Nilaya here from WNPR. We're interested in doing an interview with you about borders in the middle east. This would be live for radio on Wednesday between 1:25pm - 2pm EST.

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    Producer WNPR