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    DescriptionCombining cinematic drama and a sprawling historical narrative, this gripping history is the first book to document the search for the tomb of Alexander the Great. Alexander the Great is a towering figure in world history - his military genius and flamboyant personality have perhaps never been surpassed. But despite our long-held fascination with him, we have no idea where he is buried. The search for Alexander's tomb began soon after his untimely death in 323 B.C. and continues even today. The epic pursuit of the tomb spans continents and centuries, and involves some of history's most iconic figures. This is the story not of a brief and spectacular life, but of a momentous and unexplained death, multiple burials, and the seemingly never-ending quest for a man-god's final resting place. The journey ties together marvelous, seemingly disparate moments in history, from the Moslem invasion of Alexandria in 641 to Napoleon's great defeat in the Battle of the Nile. Nicholas Saunders gives us intriguing and fresh portraits of familiar figures like Napoleon, Julius Caesar, and Howard Carter. Bringing together thousands of years of speculation, as well as new questions about the ramifications of actually solving the puzzle, "Alexander's Tomb" is a fascinating look at one of archaeology's greatest mysteries.

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    Alexander's Tomb
    The Two-thousand Year Obsession to Find the Lost Conquerer
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nicholas J. Saunders
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9780465072033
    ISBN 10: 0465072038

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T Approval Code: A14202030
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, HIS002010
    DC22: 938.07092
    B&T Approval Code: A17600000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3D, 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 947/.072
    LC classification: DF234.2 .S28 2007
    Thema V1.0: NHD, NHC, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAG
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3C
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBA
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    24 April 2007
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Nicholas J. Saunders is a lecturer in material culture in the Department of Anthropology at University College London. A regular commentator on British television and radio, he is a contributor to Nature, New Scientist, and the Times Higher Education Supplement. The author of several books, including People of the Jaguar and Animal Spirits, he lives in East Sussex.
    Review quote
    "Alexander's tomb has long been as powerful as an idea as it ever was as a place and (Nicholas Saunders') enjoyable book does justice to the continuing strength of that view." Sunday Times "A tantalising glimpse into the possibilities surrounding Alexander's Tomb." Publishing News"