Some say it may contain the remains of Alexander the Great who commanded vast armies, helped secure an empire stretching from Greece to India and was gay or bisexual.
According to historians, Alexander married three times during his life but he also had a gay love affair with his friend and bodyguard, Hephaestion.
So, I guess that makes Alexander “sexually fluid” in today’s terms. Hopefully back then, as it should be now, love was love.
Archeologists found an alabaster bust in the tomb, made from alabaster whose features had eroded into obscurity.
If it turns out to be the remains of the greatest warrior in history, it will be one of the most significant finds since the discovery of Tutankhamen.
The Telegraph reports that leading Egyptologist and former antiquities minister, Zahi Hawass, said the coffin
“Should belong to someone important, it is a granite sarcophagus.
For someone to bring granite from Aswan [600 miles south] means he would have had to have been rich.“
The sarcophagus was discovered during construction work and has a layer of mortar between the body and the lid. Its contents were undisturbed since it was buried. However, some say the tomb is said to be ‘too small’ for a king like Alexander as bigger ones have been found to contain Roman nobles and it is said to be from the early Ptolemaic period, which began after Alexander’s death in 323 BC.
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