The Gordian knotIn Gordia, one of the towns of Phrygia, Macedonian King(tsar) saw the chariot. The beam was fastened by complex knot,which was very harol.
There was a legend: one who will untwine this knot, would become a ruler of the world. Ambitious Alexander Makedonsky decided to achieve a success in it.
However he couldn't intwine it. So Alexander without a slightest hesitation snatched out his sword and cut the ropes. After it all the courts proclaimed him to be the ruler of the world.
When Alexander was pursueing Dariy, he captured the capital of this country the town Ekbatans. In the environs of Ekbatans Alexander saw the gap with a big fire in it. Near it in the earth there was a mineral oil source.