Alexander Sarcophagus

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Carole Raddato
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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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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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APA Style

Raddato, C. (2014, May 20). Alexander Sarcophagus (detail). Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2664/

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Raddato, Carole. "Alexander Sarcophagus (detail)." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 20, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2664/.

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Raddato, Carole. "Alexander Sarcophagus (detail)." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 20 May 2014. Web. 19 Apr 2019.

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