The Catacombs in Alexandria are so called because the design was very similar to the Christian Catacombs in Rome. Most likely it was a private tomb, later converted to a public cemetery. It consists of 3 levels cut into the rock, a staircase, a rotunda, the triclinium or banquette hall, a vestibule, an antechamber and the burial chamber with three recesses in it; in each recess there is a sarcophagus. The Catacombs also contain a large number of Luculi or grooves cut in the rock.
13 Basic Facts About Alexander the Great: Tomb erected at Ecbatana for a favorite of Alexander the Great. 1785. Hephaestion was actually cremated and his ashes buried elsewhere, in Babylon. He died October 324.
Cyrus The Great Tomb. The great king was buried here in after his death in the summer of 530. According to literary sources, more than two centuries later, Alexander the Great ordered the tomb to be restored (text). Archaeologists have found no traces of repairs, however.
The beauty of ancient Greece - 330-300 BCE Thrace. Photo: Bronze Portrait of Seuthes III found in a stone-lined pit in front of the entrance to his royal tomb in Bulgaria. The Ruler of the most powerful Thracian tribe, the Odris. Unearthed in 2004.
Have archaeologists discovered the grave of Alexander the Great? Experts find enormous marble tomb fit for a king under a massive mound in Greece Archaeologists have uncovered what could be the grave of Alexander the Great at a site near ancient Amphipolis, 370 miles north of Athens Site archaeologist Aikaterini Peristeri has voiced hopes of finding 'a significant individual or individuals' within
The Tomb of Bibi Jawindi is one of the five monuments in Uch Sharif, Pakistan which are on the tentative list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. It was built in 1493 by Iranian Prince Dilshad for Bibi Jawindi who was the great granddaughter of Jahaniyan Jahangasht, a famous Sufi saint. Uch is an important historical city, having been founded by Alexander the Great.