The Quest for the Tomb of Alexander the Great
Lulu.com, 2007 - 317 pàgines
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
Death in Babylon
The Capital of Memory
The Shrine of the Caesars
Vanished from History
The Mysteries of the Mosques
The Astronomers Chart
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3rd century 4th century Achilles Tatius Adriani Aelian Alexander Romance Alexander’s body Alexander’s corpse Alexander’s death Alexander’s tomb Alexandria Ammianus Ammon ancient Alexandria Arab army Arrian Athenaeus Attarine Mosque author’s collection Babylon beneath Bosworth Caesar Canopic central crossroads century BC chamber Christian Church Cleopatra Curtius Deipnosophistae Description de l’Egypte Dio Cassius Diodorus Siculus dynasty early eastern Egypt Egyptian emperor entombment Ephemerides Ephippus Eumenes evidence excavations Figure fragments Fraser Furthermore Harbour History Hogenberg Justin King King’s Leo Africanus Lucan Macedonian Mahmoud Bey malaria Mark’s medieval Memphis Memphite tomb mention metres monuments Nabi Daniel Mosque Nectanebo Nectanebo II ofAlexander Olynthus palace Pausanias Perdiccas Persian pharaoh Philadelphus Plutarch probably PtolemaicAlexandria Ptolemy Ptolemy’s remains Roman Rome Rosetta Gate Royal sarcophagus seems Serapeum Serapis Soma Soma enclosure Soma Mausoleum sources St Mark stades stone Strabo Strattis Suda Suetonius surviving temple tomb of Alexander Tulunid whilst