Normally I wouldn’t give something like this the time of day, but a) it just caused me to spew coffee on my scree and b) it’s so incredibly bizarre I can’t resist. From Focus-Fen (whose credibility just took another hit):
It is believed that the tomb of Alexander the Great and the Ark of the Covenant have been found on the Greek Island of Thasos, announced Russian Grekomania.ru, which is information partner of the Greek Minister of Culture and Tourism.
Head of the research group Pitia Nikolaos Kumardzis announced that the findings emerged during amateur excavations. According to him, some unexpected results were reported during the excavations on Thasos Island.
Greek researchers are convinced that the findings really are the tomb of Alexander the Great and the Ark of the Covenant.
A search for the name Pitia Nikolaos Kumardzis brought up more stuff from Focus Fen (back on October 31) that didn’t lead anywhere. I also can’t find (via Google translate) any mention of this on the Russian site referenced above. Other than that, it appears the Thassos theory for Alexander, at least, has been around for a while, cf., e.g.:
… the ark of the covenant stuff is there as well. I’m assuming Cleopatra’s tomb is just down the road as well … nutty, nutty, nutty