Lead on Alexander the Great’s Tomb is a Hoax!

Lead on Alexander the Great’s Tomb is a Hoax!

alexander the great

A few days ago, online sources claimed that a team of archaeologists and historians from the Polish Center of Archaeology had found the tomb of Alexander the Great in a marbled and golden mausoleum in in downtown Alexandria, only 60 meters away from the Mosque of Nebi Daniel.

However, the site was not Alexander’s tomb and the story seems to be a hoax started by a parody website. The website didn’t give any clues about the fake story, or why this subject could be used for parody.

Alexander the Great died in Babylon in the summer of 323 BC. In his brief reign he not only conquered the greatest part of the then known world, but brought vast changes to the regions of the empire that he built.

His life and deeds, as well as his death and burial, became a legend for future generations, far beyond the lands he had conquered.

Most popular theories suggest that Alexander might be buried in his homeland of Macedonia, or Egypt, either in Alexandria, or the the western desert oasis of Siwa.

  • Jen Lavris Makovics

    NOOOOO! This is originally from a satirical site called the World Daily News. IT IS NOT TRUE AT ALL!

  • blazeaglory

    Has someone verified this as a hoax yet? I would love to find the tomb and i am saddened when I hear things like this, only to have them be false later…Please oh gods if ye are listening, let this be real.

  • hankz

    It may have been there but after when the muslims invaded Egypt, his body was transferred back to his birthplace, Greece..

  • Petronius

    he was also a gay icon.

  • KKanellopoulos

    Lets hope that this is the tomb , and we can use it as a symbol of the rebirth of true Hellenism that is already under way .

  • farang

    Alexander didn’t die: he returned to India: became Chandra Gupta.

  • Sue

    Yeah but this is the problem – neither the original story nor this story actually explain why they’re true. Why was it a hoax? What part of the story was lied about? Based on what?