The agony of Alexander the Great is known to us thanks to the Ephemerides royal held, at his request, by his chancellor, Eumenes of Cardia. During the spring of the year 323 before our era, he decides to recharge his batteries, to Babylon, which he made his new capital. In mid-may, he travelled to the marshes of the Euphrates, because he wants to inspect the channels of which it has ordered the construction to stop the flooding recurring.

His inspection done, he returned to the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II, that he has returned to Babylon. There goes drinking on drinking, orgy on orgy, and ba…

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