Alexander's Tomb

Alexander's Tomb : The Two-thousand Year Obsession to Find the Lost Conquerer

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Alexander the Great is a towering figure in world history, but despite our long-held fascination with him, his burial site is unknown. 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. 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 362.88g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • BASIC BOOKS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0465072038
  • 9780465072033
  • 1,618,742

About Nicholas J. Saunders

Nicholas J. Saunders is a lecturer in the department of anthropology at University College, London, and a regular commentator on British television and radio.show more

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"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"show more
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