What Was The First Thing The Oracle Of Amun In Siwa, Egypt, Told The Idiot?

The Idiot humbly and respectfully followed the weathered footsteps of Alexander the Great into the sacred sanctuary atop The Temple of The Oracle of Amun in Siwa, Egypt. After all, it was this Oracle who revealed to Alexander in 332 BC that he was the son of  Zeus, the supreme Greek god, and gave him various kernels of intimate advice, including how he could placate the local population on the Nile River and what he could expect if he left the Mediterranean Sea and pursued the Persians to Babylon.

The Idiot followed Alexander the Great’s footsteps into the inner sanctum atop The Temple of The Oracle of Amun in Siwa, Egypt.

The Idiot cautiously entered The Oracle’s now-roofless consultation sanctuary without the panache of Alexander the Great, the divine pharoah/king of Egypt.

The Oracle joined The Idiot when a spot of sunlight appeared at precisely the right place on the rock and dried mud wall.

Alexander had also asked The Oracle if his father’s murderers had been avenged (they had) and even let The Oracle know that he wanted to be interred in the Siwa Oasis, which is located just over 300 kilometers south of the Mediterranean Sea and about thirty kilometers from Egypt’s current border with Libya. Although his mummified remains were initially taken from Babylon to Memphis, Egypt, after his death in 323 BC and, a few centuries later, moved to a tomb in Alexandria, the city he founded on the Mediterranean, no one knows where Alexander the Great’s remains are today.

Until now.

“They brought him back and entombed him high,” were The Oracle’s first words to The Idiot. They, The Oracle went on, were the Romans who discreetly placed Alexander the Great on a hillside in Siwa. “Find him and return to me when you do.”

Was Alexander the Great buried by the Romans at the Mountain of the Dead on the outskirts of Siwa, Egypt?

Is Alexander the Great currently entombed atop The Mountain of the Dead in Siwa, Egypt?

Is this the view from Alexander the Great’s tomb at The Mountain of the Dead in Siwa, Egypt?

The Idiot didn’t think so.

Had Alexander The Great been placed, as some archeologists have speculated, among the Tombs of Bilad El-Roum, which is 17 kilometers northwest of Siwa, Egypt?

If that’s the case, where is Alexander to be found amidst the many tombs at Bilad El-Roum?

The idiot looked for Alexander the Great throughout the Bilad El-Roum tombs.
Was he there?

The Idiot didn’t think so.

Indeed, The Idiot told  The Oracle that Alexander’s tomb is near the peak of another mountain that, for security purposes, shall remain unnamed until the publication of The Idiot and the Odyssey III in July 2018.

The Idiot spent days looking for Alexander the Great in and around Egypt’s Siwa Oasis.
(Photo: Monika Sleszynska)

The Idiot climbed a mysterious mountain to find the tomb of Alexander the Great.
(Photo: Monika Sleszynska)

Passing numerous tombs halfway up a mysterious mountain near Siwa, Egypt.

Searching for the tomb of Alexander the Great.
(Photo: Monika Sleszynska)

The Tomb of Alexander the Great was not visible from outside the mountain.
(Photo: Monika Sleszynska)

The Idiot enters the tomb of Alexander the Great.
(Photo: Monika Sleszynska)

The Idiot atop the newly named Mountain of Alexander the Great.
(Photo: Monika Sleszynska)

Next week: What Did The Idiot Learn About His Walk Around The Mediterranean From The Oracle In Siwa, Egypt?

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About Joel

Joel Stratte-McClure has been a global trekker since the 1970s. He lived in France for over 30 years, working as a journalist, before he turned his attention to a unique life-time-project of walking the shores of the Mediterranean. The first 4,401 kilometers are explored in his inspirational and entertaining first book "The Idiot and the Odyssey: Walking the Mediterranean." The next 4,401 kilometers are covered in the gods-filled sequel, "The Idiot and the Odyssey II: Myth, Madness and Magic on the Mediterranean,” published on Valentine's Day 2013. The last 4,401 kilometers will be discussed in the last book of the trilogy currently entitled "The Idiot and the Odyssey III: Alexander the Great Walks the Mediterranean."

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