Scientists from the British Dunedin School of Medicine conducted a study of the death of the great commander of antiquity Alexander the Great and concluded that he was the victim of a rare neurological disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome, which manifests itself in patients as paralysis. This writes “Medikforum.”
Scientists believe that for 6 days Macedonian remained completely paralyzed, but not dead, and all this time his subjects were preparing for funeral procedures.
Researchers call the death of Alexander the Great the most remarkable case of pseudotanatos or a false diagnosis of death. In other words, he died 6 days after he was declared dead.
Researchers believe that Macedonian infected with the bacterium Campylobacter, which was very common at the time, which provoked Guillain-Barre syndrome. It is he who explains the heat and pain in the abdomen. The syndrome is incurable and in severe cases leads to death, and modern means of therapy are aimed at restoring the activity of the nervous system.
Recall that the 32-year-old king of Macedonia, who managed to conquer half of the Old World territory inhabited at that time, died at the age of only 32 years, and this happened just in a matter of days. Alexander Macedonsky, distinguished by sound health and an enviable vitality, according to the memoirs of historians, literally burned down for inexplicable reasons.
To date, historians are aware of five different stories about the circumstances under which Alexander the Great died in 323 BC in Babylon, and all are not from direct witnesses. Testimonies are contradictory. Thus, according to one story, Alexander the Great died, having told in detail to his generals, to whom he leaves the empire. But in another story, the king dies suddenly, without saying a word about his plans and heirs, quickly falling into a coma.