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Battle of Gaugamela — October
1, 331 BC
The Battle of Gaugamela is also called
the Battle of Arbela.
The battle was fought on the Plain of Gaugamela, located near
Arbela, which is today's
Irbil in Iraq.
Darius' elephants charge, Alexander orders his army to shape some gaps
in their formation, elephants instinctively prefer to zoom through gaps
rather than to run into sharp objects,
Alexander's army leaves elephants behind, Macedonian phalanxes charge as usual, Alex
wins the battle of Gaugamela.
Killed were 300,000 Persians.
Map of the Battle of Gaugamela 331 BC -
WHAT WAS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BATTLE OF GAUGAMELA?
The battle of Gaugamela marked the end of the