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Andrys Basten | all galleries >> TURKEY Photos - Anatolia, 2004, with Canon Elph >> Photos: Istanbul Archaeological Museums: Alexander the Great > "Alexander Sarcophagus" - 4th C. BC, in the
shape of a temple
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Alexander Sarcophagus - 4th C. BC, in the<br>shape of a temple
23-OCT-2004 Andrys Basten

"Alexander Sarcophagus" - 4th C. BC, in the
shape of a temple

Made from pentalic marble, this was thought to be his sarcophagus but that's been disproved.  His
images on it (battle/hunting) were an indicator at first. It's now known for the incredible
quality of the relief sculptures.
  Note how dark they keep the room.

Canon PowerShot S400
1/8s f/2.8 at 7.4mm full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Andrys Basten30-Jun-2013 20:33
Joshua, I have a link to detailed info about the sarcophogus at the introduction to this
subgallery. See
Will try your email too.
Joshua 27-Jun-2013 19:54
I am also writing a book with Alexander as a point of interest. I have been looking to find out what is actually in the tomb, and where is it from if it's a fake. Where did it come from?

Thank you,
Joshua Allen
Michael Aidin 22-Jan-2009 15:32
Dear Mr Bastyn

I am working on a book dealing with war memorials to the war dead in the Ancient World. I am producing a proposal to a publisher and would like to include your picture of the Alexander Sarcophagus in my draft. May I have your permission to use your picture for this purpose? Also, do you have a better image of the detailed carving on the monument?

Yours sincerely
Michael Aidin
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