From the Archives: Alexander's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Burial
Today's archival tidbit comes from Cocktail Party Cheat Sheets:
Alexander the Great's epitaph is one of the most famous in history: "A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient." But in all likelihood, Alexander's tomb does not contain Alexander himself. The emperor Ptolemy took Alexander's body and brought it to Alexandria, where it was on display for a long time. But the body was eventually lost, and its current whereabouts are unknown.