References to Alexander The Great's Tomb stop suddenly in the fourth century; experts believe that its disappearance is related to the rise of Christianity.
He conquered the known world and created one of the largest empires in history. After Alexander the Great's death, pilgrims visited and knelt before his remains until, in the space of a generation, all trace of his tomb vanished. With no archaeological evidence indicating the location of the lost tomb, historians are forced to examine ancient eyewitness accounts and follow the most bizarre of theories in their quest to locate the missing king.
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