New clues to the lost tomb of Alexander the Great discovered in Egypt

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Excavations in Alexandria’s ancient royal quarter provide intriguing hints to the famous conqueror’s final resting place.

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It was the last hour of the last day of a long, frustrating dig, and Calliope Limneos-Papakosta was ready to go home.

For 14 years the Greek archaeologist had been scouring Shallalat Gardens, a public park in the heart of Alexandria, Egypt, for traces of Alexander the Great, the ancient conqueror-turned-pharaoh who gave the city his name.

Now it was time to leave—empty-handed.

Then a bit of soil shifted in the pit and Papakosta’s assistants called her over to inspect a…

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