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Battle of Gaugamela
Transcript of Battle of Gaugamela
Who brought the War elephants to the battle?
Where was Alexander's and Darius's first encounter?
What happened the night before the battle of Gaugamela?
How did Alexander’s decisive attack cause Darius to flee?
Who murdered king Darius?
Who was Bessus arrested by? Questions Alexander and his cavalry division chased after Darius and the small amount of his army that was left however failed to capture him. Persian governor, Bessus murdered Darius soon after battle. Once Alexander discovered this he was saddened his respected enemy was killed in this manor, and gave him a full burial ceremony. The murder of king Darius is widely considered the fall of the Persian Empire. In 330 B.C.E Bessus summoned forces in Ecbatana. Alexander approached the city however Bessus was arrested and handed to Alexander by his own people to save the city from destruction Thank you for watching Vincencho's presentation, we hope you enjoyed it. Estimated Battle Statistics Macedonian armyInfantry: 43,000
Macedonian losses: 500
Infantry: 200,000 - 1,000,000
Cavalry: 40,000 - 200,000
Persian losses: 50,000 - 300,00