Found: An Iraqi City, Established by Alexander the Great and Forgotten for Millennia – Atlas Obscura

Satellite and drone photos clued archaeologists to its existence.

In 331 B.C., Alexander the Great passed through what’s now northern Iraq, while chasing after Darius III of Persia, a recently defeated enemy, who would be dead within the year. In his takeover of the Persian empire, Alexander founded a city in this area, Qalatga Darband, which became a center of wine production before fading from history.

Πηγή: Found: An Iraqi City, Established by Alexander the Great and Forgotten for Millennia – Atlas Obscura