Into the Land of Bones

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Into the Land of Bones

The historical, archaeological, and numismatic legacy of Alexander the Great is followed back and forth between ancient Bactria and modern Afghanistan in a detailed narrative that recounts the plight of Alexander as he led his army into the treacherous world of tribal warfare.

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