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Alexander the Great: The Greatest Heist in History
It remains one of the most successful and significant thefts in history. In late 321 BC, a carefully-constructed plot was put into operation that would spark years of bloody conflict between rival warlords. The target of the operation was Alexander the Great’s elaborate funeral carriage (designed as a miniature mobile temple adorned with gold) and the conqueror’s talismanic corpse housed within. In this documentary, Dr Chris Naunton and Tristan Hughes discuss the events of this great heist in antiquity.