Is The Body Of Alexander The Great Actually In Saint Mark’s Tomb?

The tomb and body of the great conqueror, Alexander the Great of Macedonia, have been lost for millennia. Could they be hiding at the heart of Saint Mark’s in Venice?

According to an intriguing theory, the key to one of the greatest archaeological mysteries of all times, the location of Alexander the Great’s tomb could be hiding in Venice.

In June of 323 B.C. Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, fell terribly ill. He had conquered much of the ancient Mediterranean world, and he had no intention of stopping. Yet that spring, he had journeyed into the swamps surrounding Babylon, and shortly after was battling a severe fever.

Despite the illness, he continued the planning for his next campaign – the conquest of the Arabian Peninsula. However, his condition only worsened. Soon he was periodically losing the ability to speak and falling in and out of consciousness. After twelve days of fighting, he lost the battle on the 11th of June and never woke again. He was only thirty-two years old.

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