Alexander the Great, whose tomb has been missing for nearly 2,000 years, could be buried in Broome in Western Australia, a Perth man says. Macedonian-born Tim Tutungis told ABC Kimberley that he first heard the 'Broomer' from his old mate, Lou Batalis."We just got onto the subject of Alexander The Great's tomb, and he said, 'They'll never ever find it, no matter where they look, because Alexander the Great is buried in Broome, in Western Australia'," Mr Tutungis said. "Approximately 50 years ago, some guy went into a cave in Broome and he saw some inscriptions inthere and they looked like ancient Greek."He reported it to the government, then the government went and saw it and they confirmed there were some inscriptions there. "They went to the Greek community and they asked the community, 'Is there anyone here who can read ancient Greek?'
Louis Batalis put his hand up and said, 'Yes, I went to school in
Egypt, I got educated, I can read it'.
So they took him up there and he
defined the inscriptions as saying, in ancient Greek, 'Alexander the
"The government did say to him at that time, 'You didn't see this, OK, this never happened'."
Alexander the Great died on June 11, 323 BC, probably from malaria, alcoholism orpoisoning.
One traditionally accepted
story says his body was placed in two gold caskets in a gold carriage.
Another says his body was preserved in a clay jar filled with honey and
that this was placed in a glass coffin.
Some historians say
Alexander's general and friend, Ptolemy, stole the body and took it to
Alexandria, while others say Roman Emperor Caligula looted the tomb and
stole Alexander's breastplate.
According to some sources,
Emperor Septimius Severus closed Alexander's tomb about 200 AD, and
little is known of the body's whereabouts after that.
Mr Tutungis says he is 99
per cent convinced Mr Batalis told him the truth, because people "have
looked everywhere" for Alexander's grave, to no avail.
He says his friend is a very old man now and has virtually lost hismemory,......
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