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#1 ghostexorcist

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 09:07 AM

According The Search For Alexander by Robin Lane-Fox, a popular Persian myth claims Alexander the Great left his army in India and traveled to China in disguise to meet with the Emperor. They traded riddles with each other and Alexander eventually returned to India to build his legendary rampart. (Note - This is not mentioned in the book, but I do know that Ibn Battuta's 14th century travel log confuses the great wall of China with the rampart.) Does anyone know more about the particulars of this myth? What riddles are traded in the myth?




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