Cleopatra used it to infuse her bathwater, while Alexander the Great bathed his battle wounds with it and drank saffron tea. Saffron, the gold of Greek land as it is called, is considered the best quality worldwide.
Tag: Alexander the Great
November 12, 333 BC. The second triumph of M. Alexander over the Persians, after Granikos, in the Battle of Issus. This time, his opponent was their king himself, Darius III, who panicked and fled in disorder. Losses of Persians 30,000, Greeks 7,000
On this day in 1912, the commander of the 8th Turkish army corps, Hasan Tahsin Pasha, signed the protocol officially surrendering Thessaloniki to the advancing Greek Army during the First Balkan War.