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The three most probable deceased in Amphipolis

26 August 2014 / 13:08:25  GRReporter
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As for the tomb of Alexander the Great, according to Saunders, it is in Egypt. "I think its foundations are at a very great depth below the modern city of Alexandria in the place which I describe in my book. But it is very difficult to assume that many things have been left from it. As for the bones of Alexander, things are different. They could have been burnt out or hidden elsewhere in Egypt, for example, in the vast cemetery of the Ptolemaic period, which is located in Bahariya Oasis (The Valley of the Golden Mummies). My favourite explanation is that his mummified body was broken into pieces that were then sold as amulets with superpower in Alexandria. Although many of its residents were subsequently converted to Christianity, they continued to respect him. This practice was very popular and my opinion is that it has launched the Christian tradition that considers the bones of saints as sacred objects. Thus, the body of Alexander still could be returned, albeit in small pieces, to the residents of his city."

Tags: HistoryTombAmphipolisExcavationsAlexander the GreatNearchusRoxanaAlexander IVCleopatraVerginaNicholas Saunders
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