New theory: Alexander the Great poisoned by flowering herb?

January 15, 2014 8:15 PM

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New theory: Alexander the Great poisoned by flowering herb?

On June 11, 323 B.C., the famed Alexander the Great died, felled by a mysterious illness that left him too weak to move.

Ever since, the cause of the Macedonian leader's death has been debated. Did he succumb to the cumulative effect of battle injuries received while conquering everything between Greece and India? Did a parasite or bacterium lay him low? Or was Alexander the Great poisoned?

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