Two Thousand Years in Search of the Lost Conquerer
By (author) Nicholas J. Saunders
Alexander's Tomb by Nicholas J. Saunders
Book DescriptionCombining cinematic drama and a sprawling historical narrative, this gripping history is the first book to document the search for the tomb of Alexander the Great Alexander the Great is a towering figure in world history - his military genius and flamboyant personality have perhaps never been surpassed. But despite our long-held fascination with him, we have no idea where he is buried. The search for Alexander's tomb began soon after his untimely death in 323 B.C. and continues even today. The epic pursuit of the tomb spans continents and centuries, and involves some of history's most iconic figures. This is the story not of a brief and spectacular life, but of a momentous and unexplained death, multiple burials, and the seemingly never-ending quest for a man-god's final resting place. The journey ties together marvelous, seemingly disparate moments in history, from the Moslem invasion of Alexandria in 641 to Napoleon's great defeat in the Battle of the Nile. Nicholas Saunders gives us intriguing and fresh portraits of familiar figures like Napoleon, Julius Caesar, and Howard Carter. Bringing together thousands of years of speculation, as well as new questions about the ramifications of actually solving the puzzle, Alexander's Tomb is a fascinating look at one of archaeology's greatest mysteries.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465072026
(236mm x 156mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 7-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Nicholas J. Saunders
Nicholas J. Saunders is a lecturer in material culture in the Department of Anthropology at University College London. A regular commentator on British television and radio, he is a contributor to Nature, New Scientist, and the Times Higher Education Supplement. The author of several books, including People of the Jaguar and Animal Spirits, he lives in London.
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