The real cause of the death of alexander the great It remains a complete mystery so far. However, beyond the various speculations that have been carried out so far, it could be that a new study had given the true motive that led to the grave to one of the most important and famous figures in the history of the human race .
Apparently, the Greek conqueror could have been alive when everyone thought he had died. But why did such a thing happen?
How was the death of Alexander the Great according to science
Recall that the death of Alexander the Great took place in 323 B.C., when the great European conqueror was only 33 years old. However, his death has been a great mystery for more than 2300 years.
Until now, among the multiple theories that have seen the light, it seems that New Zealand researchers at the University of Otago would have found the final clue to reveal his death. So at least they have published in The Ancient History Bulletin.
To this day, theories have diversified their justifications, ranging from poisoning to alcoholism, or even unknown infections. All this is pure interpretation, as it is known that the conqueror suffered strong fevers and abdominal pains followed by paralysis progressive body.
In his day, after several days of death, the body of Alexander the Great had no decomposition. In the face of ignorance, it was believed that it was the divine nature of the Greek ruler.
Obviously, and from a scientific and realistic point of view, divinity has nothing to do with the lack of decomposition of Alexander the Great. According to this scientific team, the truth is that their symptoms perfectly match the condition called Guillain Barre syndrome.
Actually, the warrior's body did not decompose for a simple reason, because It was not dead. The truth is that the organism was paralyzed and the vital symptoms did not feel practically, which made think that it had passed away when it was not the case.
This situation occurs when the immune system human attacks by mistake the nervous system, for what it causes muscle paralysis and weakness. However, the mind remains healthy until the last moment.
According to the study, Alexander the Great must have contracted a GBS acute motor axonal neuropathy variant. Hence his physical paralysis, but not his unconsciousness. However, this reduced the visibility of the conqueror's breath, but it took six days to die after what was considered his real death.