Is This What Alexander the Great Really Looked Like? (Video)
Alexander the Great is undoubtedly one of the most legendary figures in history, known for his military prowess and his brief but impactful life. By the age of 18, Alexander fought alongside his father against Athens and Thebes in the battle of Corinthia, showcasing his military prowess for the first time. However, his relationship with his father became strained, and after Philip's death, Alexander succeeded him as king of Macedonia. He faced rivals and rebellions at every turn, but he would go on to lead one of the greatest military campaigns in history against the vast Persian Empire, stretching all the way from India to Greece.
Through the use of modern technology and historical records, researchers have been able to create a facial reconstruction of what Alexander may have looked like in his lifetime. This newfound understanding of Alexander's appearance provides a fascinating insight into the life of this iconic figure.
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Top image: A facial reconstruction of Alexander the Great. Source: Royalty Now Studios / YouTube Screenshot.