Mar. 20th, 2009

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...a place in the media for the very stupid or amusingly deranged.

Alexander the Great, whose tomb has been missing for nearly 2,000 years, could be buried in Broome in Western Australia, a Perth man says.

ETA: As amusing as this is, it's also a masterpiece of crappy journalism - it sounds very much like the journo had a big lunch at the Macedonian Club and wrote down the first tall story they were told.

This, apparently, is the basis of the story:

"Approximately 50 years ago, some guy went into a cave in Broome and he saw some inscriptions in there and they looked like ancient Greek.

At least they saved the best quote for last:

"Nobody ever, ever suspected that Alexander could have died in Broome," he said.

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