Why were Alexander the Great’s Body and Tomb So Important?

Why were Alexander’s Body and Tomb So Important?

Published on Aug 9, 2018

Signup for your FREE trial to The Great Courses Plus here: http://ow.ly/yIyn30k3oWb The Great Courses Plus is currently available to watch through a web browser to almost anyone in the world and optimized for the US, UK, and Australian markets. The Great Courses Plus is currently working to both optimize the product globally and accept credit card payments globally. On the 11th June, 323 BC, Alexander the Great passed away. In his lifetime, he had conquered the superpower of the time and formed the greatest empire yet seen. His life is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating in history. Yet following his death, Alexander’s body became a continuing source of war, intrigue and mystery. His body and tomb were lost, yet the legend lives on and historians are still trying to uncover clues to their whereabouts. But how did this all come about? In this two-part documentary, we shall unravel the history surrounding Alexander’s tomb and attempt to answer this question. This is the story behind Alexander’s body and his tomb, of its importance for the Diadochi and the Ptolemies, for the Romans and the Christians. Support us on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/KingsandGenerals or Paypal: http://paypal.me/kingsandgenerals