Watch Again

Mystery Files:

The Disappearance of Alexander's Tomb

Watch More
back to video

»Alexander the Great

The Disappearance of Alexander's Tomb

Short | 02:57

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.

More About This episode

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.

Ways to Watch

Buy this show from any of these distributors

Have Smithsonian Channel through your TV provider?

Watch this episode online now.

Return to Video Page