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Suddenly, in Babylon, while busy with plans to improve the irrigation of the
Euphrates and to settle the coast of the Persian Gulf, Alexander was taken ill after
a prolonged banquet and drinking bout; 10 days later, on June 13, 323, he died
in his ...
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For virtually all its 238 years,Britannica has ruled the shelves as a peerless general encyclopedia. Reviewers have consistently given it high marks for most of the 12 criteria identified inKister's ... Read full review