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Alexander the Great was no doubt a "great" general. But when it came to
naming cities, he seemed to have a certain lack of imagination — or at
least a very large ego. No fewer than three cities in the ancient world
were either named or re-named Alexandria after his conquests.

Which could be rather confusing.

How did they tell them apart? Zip codes, of course. Here's the list:

Alexandria in Arachosia 38808
Alexandria in Babylonia 38102
Alexandria in Egypt 01266

Simple. But what a lot of people don't know is that there were actually
three Alexanders, as well.


Alexander #1

Magnificent general and
leader of men, conqueror
of the known world.


Alexander #2

Student of Aristotle, philosopher
and perpetual sceptic.


Alexander #3

The totally gay Alexander who
hung out at Persian discos.

I hope that clears a few things up.

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