Alexander the Great, One of the greatest conquerors in history, he died in 323 BC. only 33 years and more than 2,300 years ago, the cause of his death has been a mystery.
And it is that even though they have offered many theories, from poisoning to alcoholism or different infections, nobody has been proven. But a study conducted by a team at the University of Otago in New Zealand and published in The Ancient History Bulletin, He could reveal what led to his death.
Before his death, Alejandro suffered from fever and severe abdominal pain, followed by progressive paralysis of his body. Surprisingly, however, his corpse shows no signs of decay for several days, which is considered to be proof of his divine nature.
Researchers from New Zealand believe this these symptoms would agree with the diagnosis of a neurological disorder known as Guillain-Barré syndrome. And the explanation of Why did the process of decomposing his corpse not begin after his death because the conqueror is still not dead.
Catherine Hall, a senior professor at the Dunedin Medical School in New Zealand, thinks that the paralyzed body of Alexander the Great and without visible life symptoms would have made him think he was dead when he was not.
This happens when the body's defense system (immune system) mistakenly attacks a part of the nervous system, causing muscle weakness or paralysis.
Most of the arguments in the papers focus on your physical condition, but do not pay attention to the fact that you have kept your mind healthy until the end. Therefore, the doctor believes that has contracted a variant of GBS acute axonal neuropathy that causes paralysis, but without confusion or unconsciousness.
These difficulties, along with the type of body paralysis and the reduction in oxygen consumption, would reduce the visibility of your breathing.
"I wanted to stimulate a new debate and discussion and probably rewrite the historical books, claiming that the real death is six days after what was previously accepted." registered, "concluded Hall.