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Did Alexander the Great really exist or is he just a mythological figure?

Surprising question? Not really. There is absolutely no archaeological evidence to prove that Alexander the Great existed. We have the writings of Plutarch, Arrian and Strabo - all respected historians - who wrote about him around 300 to 400 years after Alexander had died. On the basis of their writing, we accept Alexander as a historical figure.

Asoka the Great was considered to be a mythological figure until 1837, when

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