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The Resource Alexander's tomb : the two thousand year obsession to find the lost conqueror, Nicholas J. Saunders

Alexander's tomb : the two thousand year obsession to find the lost conqueror, Nicholas J. Saunders

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Alexander's tomb : the two thousand year obsession to find the lost conqueror
Title
Alexander's tomb
Title remainder
the two thousand year obsession to find the lost conqueror
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas J. Saunders
Title variation
Two thousand year obsession to find the lost conqueror
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Muslim 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" -- publisher website (December 2006)
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saunders, Nicholas J
Dewey number
938/.07092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DF234.2
LC item number
.S28 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alexander
  • Alexander
  • Alexander (Makedonien, König, III.)
  • Alexandre
  • Grab
  • Lokalisation
Label
Alexander's tomb : the two thousand year obsession to find the lost conqueror, Nicholas J. Saunders
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: ghosts in ruins -- The cloak of immortality -- Death and dying in Babylon -- Stealing the body and the Memphis tomb -- Who moved Alexander's corpse? -- The Alexandrian mausoleum -- Ancient visitors -- The tomb disappears -- The two-horned lord and medieval whispers -- Napoleon, Nelson and Alexander's ghost -- Archaeologists, maps and tombs -- Alabaster, fantasy, and ancient walls -- Politics of the dead -- The eternal quest -- Afterlife
Control code
62889111
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465072026
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006000973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other control number
9780465072026
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)62889111
Label
Alexander's tomb : the two thousand year obsession to find the lost conqueror, Nicholas J. Saunders
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-280) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: ghosts in ruins -- The cloak of immortality -- Death and dying in Babylon -- Stealing the body and the Memphis tomb -- Who moved Alexander's corpse? -- The Alexandrian mausoleum -- Ancient visitors -- The tomb disappears -- The two-horned lord and medieval whispers -- Napoleon, Nelson and Alexander's ghost -- Archaeologists, maps and tombs -- Alabaster, fantasy, and ancient walls -- Politics of the dead -- The eternal quest -- Afterlife
Control code
62889111
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780465072026
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006000973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other control number
9780465072026
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)62889111

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