I recently had the pleasure of posing a few questions to Jeanne Reames, ancient history scholar and author of the brand new historical fiction novel Dancing with the Lion: Becoming which tells the story of a young Alexander the Great.
Listed as one of the New York Times’ Notable Books in 2017, The Lost City of the Monkey God tells the story of how a team of archaeologists, explorers, and filmmakers recently discovered the ruins of a complex civilization in a remote, deadly region of the Honduran rainforest.
Given the vast empire he amassed in a single decade after leaving Macedon, it’s natural to wonder what he would have been able to do had he lived another 10, 20, or 30 years.
If this conspiracy theory is right, the bones buried at Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice aren’t actually Saint Mark’s. They’re Alexander’s.
In these episodes of the show, we search for the mercurial tomb of the epic hero Achilles, which has been lost for hundreds - if not thousands - of years.