The Alexander Sarcophagus

Alexander the Great conquered the known world, but who was this monument for and what does it symbolize?


The Alexander Sarcophagus, c. 312 B.C.E., Pentelic marble and polychromy, found in Sidon, 195 x 318 x 167 cm (İstanbul Archaeological Museums)

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Cite this page as: Dr. Elizabeth Macaulay and Dr. Steven Zucker, "The Alexander Sarcophagus," in Smarthistory, December 15, 2015, accessed September 21, 2023,