Alexander Mosaic

Hellenistic Influences

Alexander the Great conquered ancient Azerbaijan in 330 B.C.E. After his death in 323 B.C.E., the eastern portions of his empire remained heavily influenced by Hellenistic culture, a cultural legacy that left a lasting mark on Azerbaijan as well as on the entire region.

The Alexander Mosaic depicts the battle between Darius III of Achaemenid Persia and the Macedonian ruler Alexander the Great. A floor mosaic from the 1st century B.C.E., it was found in the House of the Faun in the Italian city of Pompeii.