On 10/11 June 323 BC, King Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander ‘the Great’, died in Babylon aged 32. In his lifetime, he had forged one of the largest empires the world had yet seen, theoretically stretching from Greece to the Punjab, from Egypt to Samarkand. What followed his death, however, was an imperial implosion. As soon as Alexander the Great died, the thin thread holding much of his empire together disintegrated. Tristan Hughes will tell the story of the crisis that ensued after his demise.
"Tristan Hughes is a presenter and a producer at History Hit, specialising in ancient history.
Over the past couple of years, he has been fortunate enough to travel to incredible sites across the world and present ancient history documentaries, including in Pompeii, Orkney and in Egypt.
He is also the host of History Hit’s The Ancients podcast, having presented it since it began back in June 2020."