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12 Historical Figures Whose Tombs Have Not Been Found

31 Jul 2020 71.6k views12 items

Conquerors, kings, and queens are often buried with their riches - but what about all the tombs that haven't been discovered? These missing tombs might contain treasures like the ones discovered in King Tutankhamun's tomb. Mark Antony and Cleopatra were reportedly buried in "splendid and regal fashion" - but their tomb has never been found.

Sometimes tombs' locations were kept secret deliberately. The Soviets wiped out all traces of the Third Reich leader's burial site to make sure fascists never flocked there to celebrate the fallen Führer. Conquerors like Genghis Khan and Attila the Hun intentionally kept their burial sites secret, even slaying witnesses to that end. For centuries, efforts to find Genghis Khan's tomb have failed.

In other cases, the locations of tombs have simply been lost over time. Alexander the Great's tomb was once revered - until natural disasters hid its location. Similarly, Leonardo da Vinci's burial site in France attracted tourists for centuries - until the French Revolution.

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