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Greece and Rome

Second Series, April 2002, Vol. 49, No. 1, pp. 8-26


 "The Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great"


An academic presentation of the evidence that the first tomb of Alexander was at the Nectanebo II temple in the Serapeum complex at Saqqara near ancient Memphis in Egypt. This is argued through the connection of this temple with a sarcophagus in the British Museum, said to have been used for Alexander's body.



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I have just been sent Andrew Chugg’s paper, ‘The Sarcophagus of Alexander the Great?’ from Greece & Rome, Vol. 49, No. 1, April 2002. It is well researched, cleanly written, and interesting, a discussion of the history of this item in the British Museum.

Diana G. Wright, (a. k. a. Nemesis), Owner of the Classics-L Discussion List, from a posting on Classics-L, 2nd July 2006