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.