Alexander's tomb: the two thousand year obsession to find the lost conqueror / Nicholas J. Saunders. Nicholas J. Saunders.

Alexander's tomb: the two thousand year obsession to find the lost conqueror / Nicholas J. Saunders

New York: Basic Books, 2006. 1st Edition. Fine cloth copy in a near-fine, very slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust wrapper, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Item #353319

Physical description: xiii, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations, maps; 25 cm. Contents: Introduction: ghosts in ruins -- The cloak of immortality -- Death and dying in Babylon -- Stealing the body and the Memphis tomb -- Who moved Alexander's corpse? -- The Alexandrian mausoleum -- Ancient visitors -- The tomb disappears -- The two-horned lord and medieval whispers -- Napoleon, Nelson and Alexander's ghost -- Archaeologists, maps and tombs -- Alabaster, fantasy, and ancient walls -- Politics of the dead -- The eternal quest -- Afterlife. Subjects: Alexander the Great 356 B.C.-323 B.C. Tomb. Alexander the Great 356 B.C.-323 B.C. Death and burial. Archaeology: Classical. Excavations (Archaeology) History.

Price: €10.95

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