- an ancient village in Assyria, E of Nineveh: Alexander the Great defeated Darius III here in 331 b.c. The battle is often mistakenly called “battle of Arbela.”
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But we are assured by this writer, that it was decided at Gaugamela.
In the battle of Gaugamela (1st of October 331) he commanded the troops of his satrapy.
Gaugamela is situate in one of the wide plains that lie between the Tigris and the mountains of Kurdistan.
Gaugamela is situated in one of the wide plains that lie between the Tigris and the mountains of Kurdistan.
The great battle, of which we have been speaking, was confessedly fought at Gaugamela.