He alone? No, the young Alexander would not have defeated the Persians if Seleukos, the general of his guard infantry, had not assisted him.
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The copy of a lost monument is still a mystery: the Alexander Mosaic in Naples should actually be called Seleucos Mosaic. For the defenseless Alexander General Seleukos bravely rushes to his aid.

Donald Trump apparently took the portrait of the victorious Alexander the Great from the famous Pompeian mosaic in Naples as a model of his forehead curl. In contrast, his hair is blonde in contrast to Alexander’s dark mottled hair color.

But is Alexander really victorious? The helmet was struck from his head and rolled to the ground. His features express horror. The eyebrows are drawn together, his eyes wide open. A Persian on a rising warhorse, who had resisted the Macedonian attack, raises his sword. Alexander could not draw his own sword girdled around his waist. With his right hand he swings the five meter long lance, the sarisse, a Macedonian weapon of victory. He wanted to point her against the great king Darius standing high on the chariot. But another Persian on horseback, who threw himself at him, had caught his lance in the air and, when he sank to the ground with his horse hit in the side, directed the tip into his own body. It rips out of the body at the hip and will soon break into several pieces under the pressure of the fall.

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