For six centuries, the body of Alexander the Great lay in a monumental tomb in at heart of Alexandria. Then, after a series of disasters, the tomb vanished.
The conqueror's body, however, may have survived...
0:00 The death of Alexander
2:08 Alexander's tomb
3:20 Disaster strikes, repeatedly
4:53 The quest for Alexander's tomb
5:56 Is Alexander in Venice?
6:22 No, he isn't
7:19 A few scenarios
By the age of thirty, Alexander the Great (reigned 336-323 BCE) created one of the largest empires in history. He never lost a battle and military academies throughout the world still teach his tactics.
Unfortunately, his premature death, at the age of only thirty-two, stopped the further expansion of his empire. As it was with many events in his life, his death too became a source of legends that still excite our minds today.