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Sacrophagus Alexander

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Sacrophagus Alexander
This was found by Osman Hamdi Bey in 1887 during archaelogical digs in Sayda. Due to the reliefs representing the wars between the Machedonian King Alexander the Great and the Persians, it is known as the "Alexander Sacrophagus". It is 3.18 x 1.67 m in dimensions and 2.12 m in height. It has a triangular pediment, and a roof shaped lid. (İstanbul Archaeological Museum)