The last wishes of Alexander the Great:

 

 

 

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The last wishes of Alexander the Great:

 

On his death bed, Alexander summoned his generals and told them his three ultimate wishes:

1. The best doctors should carry his coffin;
2. The wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones…) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery, and
3. His hands should be let loose, hanging outside the coffin for all to see!!

One of his general who was surprised by these unusual requests asked Alexander to explain.

Here is what Alexander the Great had to say:

1. I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that, in the face of death, even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal;

 

2. I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody sees that material wealth acquired on earth, stays on earth…

3.   And, about my third wish of having my hands dangling out of the  coffin, I wish people to know that I came empty handed into this world  and empty handed I go out of this world.”

 

 

 

 

 

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