The Quest for the Tomb of Alexander the Great

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Lulu.com, 2007 - 317 páginas
In 2004 the author's first book, The Lost Tomb of Alexander the Great, was published to the accompaniment of international media attention, since it reported the first credible suggestion as to the current whereabouts of the long-vanished corpse of the illustrious conqueror. In the intervening years, direct progress on testing of the candidate remains has been thwarted by the Church authorities, yet much new information has emerged, casting the enigma in an ever more probing light. It may turn out to be the greatest archaeological story of the century, for nobody has yet been able to refute the author's novel suggestion that the body stolen from Alexandria in AD828 and now in Venice may have acquired a false identity in the 4th century AD. This updated and extended account lays bare the forgotten secrets of one of the greatest mysteries bequeathed to us by the ancient world. Includes the author's several published academic articles on the subject as Appendices. Over 80 illustrations.
 

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Introduction Entombment and Apotheosis
10
Death in Babylon
13
Funeral Games
40
The Capital of Memory
70
The Shrine of the Caesars
91
Vanished from History
111
The Mysteries of the Mosques
130
The Astronomers Chart
152
The Sword in the Stone
207
Exequies
220
The Journal of Alexander the Great
226
The Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great?
247
A Candidate for the First Tomb of Alexander
259
The Tomb of Alexander in Alexandria
272
Bibliography
290
Acknowledgements
302

Alexanders City
169
Famous Alexandrian Mummies
189

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