Tapestry of Felletin, the Victory of Alexander entering Babylon - Period XVII Tapestry of Felletin, woven in wool and silk after Charle Le Brun around 1680. Low-smooth tapestry in excellent state of conservation, fresh color. Period XVIIth century Dimension: 4.60 X 2.80 Our house ensures a tapestry well cleaned, in good condition with its fixing system. Should this be necessary, we will inform you of the work that has been done. All our tapestries can be presented to your home in France and neighboring countries before your final decision. Ask for conditions. A play of the same series is at the castle of Chaumont-sur-Loire. The capture of Babylon Success at Gaugameles opened the way to Babylon to Babylon, which followed negotiations, after three weeks of battle, at the end of October 331. We have today a precise knowledge of this period thanks to the Day of a Babylonian tablet that traces the facts since the end of the battle of Gaugamèles. It tells how the authorities of the city tried to negotiate with Alexander. The latter in case of remission assured them the maintenance of the religious traditions and the non violation of the sanctuaries. He also ordered the restoration of the sanctuary of Marduk, which was falling into ruin. He guaranteed to them the maintenance of most of the dignitaries at their post, like Persia Mazaios (or Mazeo or Mazea or Mazday), who had been ordered by Darius III to defend Babylon, of which he was named Satrape, By Alexander. With these concessions, of little importance to Alexander, he avoided a long siege, and ranked on his side part of the Achaemenian aristocracy. The King stayed there for nearly five weeks, while Darius III fled, trying to reunite an army, but the Persian forces were increasingly demoralized with the constant threat of a surprise attack by the Macedonian, which led to many Desertions. Alexander on his side took the direction of Susa, which he reached in twenty days. The city, without a defensive wall, surrendered in January, 330. The King had sent General Philoxenus before him into the city, in order that he might take possession of the important treasure, which contained about 40,000 talents. An important part of this money was sent to Antipatros (or Antipater) to use it in its struggle against Sparta, Alexander also recovered various works of art stolen by Xerxes (486-465) in Stoneware in 480, including The famous statuary group of Tyrannicides, Harmodius and Aristogiton, whom he sent back to Athens. The king distributed many riches of the city to his soldiers in rewards: Parmenion for example recovered the house of Minister Bagoas, who had carried Darius III on the throne, in which he found many rich clothes ........ ..
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