THE BATTLE OF GAUGAMELA AND THE QUESTION OF VISIBILITY ON THE BATTLEFIELD

@article{Marciak2021THEBO,
  title={THE BATTLE OF GAUGAMELA AND THE QUESTION OF VISIBILITY ON THE BATTLEFIELD},
  author={Michał Marciak and Bartłomiej Szypuła and Marcin Sobiech and Tomasz Pirowski},
  journal={Iraq},
  year={2021},
  volume={83},
  pages={87 - 103}
}
The aim of this paper is to contribute to the long-standing topographical enigma of the identification of Gaugamela. In this study, a GIS method known as viewshed analysis is employed to solve a certain historical problem.1 According to ancient sources, on the eve of the battle the approaching Macedonian army and the Persian troops that were waiting on the battlefield could not see each other because of intervening hills at a distance of c. 12 km. However, the two armies gained a full view of… 
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