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The life and times of Alexander the Great make for fascinating reading,
even in modern times. Not only have they excited the imagination
of many, but they have also triggered expeditions in search of his tomb.
By all ancient accounts, however, Alexander the Great was burried in
Alexandria by KingPtolemy II. An account of Alexander's visit during
his lifetime to the oracle of Ammon at the oasis of modern-day Siwa,
as well as of the adventures of the king's remains from Babylon to their
final resting place in Alexandria, follows.

Copyright © Hellenic Electronic Center and
Elizabeth Kosmetatou (author), 1998. All rights reserved.