Siwa has had many famous visitors in its colourful past. Alexander the Great conquered Egypt in 331 B.C. and after founding the city of Alexandria he made a perilous and near-fatal journey across the desert to Siwa to consult the Oracle of Amun. The oracle proclaimed him a god and due to his joy at this Alexander expressed a desire to be buried in Egypt. Alexander's tomb remains unlocated but rumours persist that it is somewhere in his namesake city of Alexandria. Cleopatra is also reputed to have visited Siwa and has a spring named after her. During the Italian occupation of Siwa in World War 2 Rommel had tea in a garden with the Italian officers.