L'Express (not the one from France, it appears) opens an article with this claim:

Alexander the Great died in 323 B.C , just in his 33rd year. Yet , his goals and achievements were such that, as legend has it, he was god-power meant to rule the world. Far- reaching though his territories were, his last wish before dying was something unheard-of: he had asked the courtiers to cover his whole body but to let his arms be stretched out of the shroud with his hands open. This was to show that he was carrying nothing with him from his conquests and vast possessions when he was leaving the world.