You know how it is. You’re slumped in front of the TV, and you turn it on and there’s something about Egypt. In my case it was Secrets of Egypt: Alexander’s Tomb.
Like everyone else, I knew that Alexander’s tomb was in Alexandria, and that it disappears in the confusion in the 3rd-4th centuries AD. John Chrysostom can ask ca. 390 who knows where the tomb is.
I watched for a while, and then turned it off in disgust. There was some crank being presented as a novel idea; his novel idea was that Alexander was buried near Cairo. Naturally I wondered what ancient data demanded this, and how he could ignore the unanimous testimony of antiquity. The programme makers simply ignored both issues. Consequently they gave almost no ancient information on the subject at all.
This led me to wonder just what the collected ancient data amounts to. I’ve been assembling a little dossier, and looking for links. A reasonable list is here, although not comprehensive. I may compile a little page of data myself. What a pity, tho, that we know so little!