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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.