The long lost dying wishes and testament of Alexander the Great of Greece has allegedly been found 2000 years after his death, in an ancient text, by a London-based expert who claimed the will and testament have been hidden in a plain sight for centuries.
It was reported by the Daily Mail, and the long-dismissed will is said to divulges Alexander’s plans for the future of the Greek-Persian empire he ruled. It also reveals his burial wishes and discloses the beneficiaries to his vast fortune and power.
Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was a king of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon and a member of the Argead dynasty. Born in 356 BC in Pella, he succeeded his father, Phillip II of Macedon to become one of the greatest known King who is undefeated in battles.
One of his quote says:
“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”
It is recorded that he spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and by the age of 30 he had created one of the largest empires of the ancient world, stretching from Greece to northwestern India.
An ancient manuscript known as the ‘Alexander Romance’ covering Alexander’s mythical exploits reportedly contains evidence for the lost will and is likely compiled during the century after his death.
The book of fables contain invaluable historical fragments about his campaigns in the Persian Empire.
Until now, historians believed that the last chapter of the Romance housed a political pamphlet that contained Alexander’s will, but had dismissed it as a work of early fiction. Ten-year research project undertaken by Alexander expert David Grant suggests otherwise. Conclusions drawn from the comprehensive study imply that the will was based upon the genuine article, though it was skewed for political effect.
Revelations of why his will was skewed is detailed in Mr Grant’s new book, “In Search of the Lost Testament of Alexander the Great.”
Grant believes that his original will was suppressed by his most powerful generals, because it named his then unborn half-Asian son Alexander IV and elder son Heracles as his successors.
Rather than accepting the leadership of what the Macedonians saw as ‘half-breed’ sons, which would have been ‘unthinkable’, they fought each other for power in a bloody period of infighting and civil war known as the ‘Successor Wars’.
Alexander the Great 3 Point Plan
During his life time, Alexander had three point plan to rule the world and unite different cultures under one ruler and his strategies include:
- To spread Greek culture and idea, basically making everyone ‘Greek’
- Make himself a god to inspire loyalty
- Respect people he conquered and adopt their cultures in addition to Greece.