Alexander Sarcophagus

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published on 20 May 2014

The Alexander Sarcophagus is a late 4th century BCE stone sarcophagus adorned with bas-relief carvings of Alexander the Great. The Alexander Sarcophagus is one of four massive carved sarcophagi, forming two pairs, that were discovered during the excavations conducted by Osman Hamdi Bey at the necropolis near Sidon, Lebanon in 1887 CE. The central figure may represent Hephaestion, one of Alexander's key commanders. (Istanbul Archaeology Museum)



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