Smithsonian: Alexander the Great and Christianity
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Offers an explanation for the disappearance of the tomb of Alexander the Great during the rise of Christianity. As Alexander had been deified, early Christians saw his tomb as a challenge to the worldly triumph of Christianity and sought to erase it from the historical record.