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of Alexander has been and remains the most popular topic of discussion in scientific and amateur archaeological circles. Even in ancient and Mediaeval sources the search is apparent, notably in the Epistole of John Chrysostom to the Corinthians, when he mentions asking to see the tomb, yet nobody could indicate its location. A series of travellers such as Kostandios (1800) and Norden (1823) also attempted to search for the Soma with no success. During the 1800s and early 1900s, however, several sites have been proposed by amateurs and scholars, in what can be described as the ‘Movement of Alexander’s Tomb Hunters’, a combination of romanticism and fantasy, ancient sources and legacies, obsession and paraphrasing of archaeological evidence. Such were the cases of the Nabih Daniel mosque (Fig. 98), the Attarin Mosque and the cenotaph of Nectanebo II (Figs. 99-100) and finally the so-called Alabaster Tomb (Fig. 101). None of these identifications had been proven successful and were easily dismantled.

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Fig. 98. The nabi Daniel Mosque, 19 century

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