TOMB DISCOVERY DISCREDITED
In 1999 I did graduate research into the Alexander case. After contacting several professors, classical scholars, and grad students and they all discredited the claim about the tomb. This email came from a classical scholar who wrote a biography about Alexander:
"Thanks for the info. Unfortunately, the news about the supposed tomb of Alexander was neither mysterious, nor controversial, nor archaeological, nor indeed a discovery: just a nonsensical brouhaha dreamed up by a lunatic-fringe denizen."
Greekarchnewsgroup posting: "I would like to draw your attention to the fact that the Siwa inscription naming Alexander and poison is a fraud. It does not exist. The Greek delegates from the Ministry of Culture saw a dedicatory inscription written on an architrave of a building from the reign of Trajan. It named Artemidoros, eparch of Egypt. There was no Alexander and no tomb." O. P. grad student.
Searching the G reekarch list serve led to the discovery
of an archaeologist working in Siwa who wrote:
" .In fact, I did not hear any more news from Liana Souvaltsi's work in Maraqi and I can not say, that I'm sad about this. I think, she finally lost her concession for working on archaeological sites in Egypt, which means, that the site will have to stay untouched until nobody really remembers what happened. Maybe then, a scientific research can be put forward, to investigate what she really found.
That it is a temple is clear from what she published herself in a bulletin, which is financed by her husband and written in Greek. Attached is a map of the tomb from the bulletin which I made from the only copier at Siwa Oasis. The Egyptian antiquities service is very cautious on Siwa. The tomb of Alexander the Great is an absolute no no for them."