I'm sorry that I haven't posted in awhile guys. I have been really busy. To catch you up real quick, we had a battle with the Persian army at Issus. Darius escaped but we captured his family. From there we went South into Jerusalem and then Egypt. I left Jerusalem untouched because one of the Jews showed me a prophecy about a great man in their scriptures. It was a goat from the West beating a Ram from the East (and has since come true!) From there we went to Egypt and we have taken over there. The Egyptians confirmed my diety, as their oracle in Libya has proclaimed me the son of Zeus (they call Ammon).
Here is a picture of the temple at Jerusalem. It was built by King Solomon.
This is Egypt. I liked this place. I founded a city here and came up with, at least I really think so, a great name for a city, ALEXANDRIA. Nice, isn't it? I think I might try to form more cities, but I don't think I'll be able to come up with a better name than that!
After Egypt, we went back to find King Darius and we were determined to reach Babylon. Our army was once again very successful, thanks to the diligence of these boys
The Phalanx was awesome! The Persians didn't stand a chance!
Here is a picture of their calvary, just before we slaughtered them! We killed the chariot driver of Darius but he himself escaped. That little bugger! I'll find him though, you can count on me. From there we marched to the city of Babylon and my men just fell in love with it!
Here's a view of the Ishtar Gate
The gardens here in Babylon remind me of the beautiful Isles in Greece
I'm not ready to come home yet. There are many in the army that want to just take the gold here in this city and bring it back home. We could use the money to have mercenaries fight our wars but I don't see it that way. Darius is still out there. There are more tribes and peoples out there. The world would be such a better place if everyone was ruled in one kingdom. I am going to push South, push East, push North. I'll keep you guys posted.