Mysterious sarcophagus to be opened in two days, Egypt's MOA says

Remigio Civitarese
Luglio 19, 2018

Luckily for the world, the sarcophagus wasn't holding anything evil.

Workmen inadvertently unearthed the approximately 2,000-year-old black granite sealed sarcophagus this month during the construction of an apartment building in the historic Mediterranean port city of Alexandria.

Three decomposed mummies were found in the sarcophagus, declared Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri.

The coffin is estimated to weigh 30 tons.

He further pointed out that no evidence such as silver or gold metallic masks, small statues, amulets or inscriptions were found to prove that the mummies belong to a royal family.

In this regard, he denied the rumors spread by some global newspapers that opening the sarcophagus would unleash the curse that would bring disaster to the world.

19 2018 by the Egyptian Antiques ministry shows skeletons in the black granite sarcophagus uncovered early this month in the Sidi Gaber district of Alexandria filled with sewage water
Huge Egyptian sarcophagus found to contain three mummies

"We've opened it and, thank God, the world has not fallen into darkness, said Waziri".

But, several commenters took to social media to express their fears over a possible The Mummy-like curse being unleashed when they open the tomb.

Egyptian archaeologists on Thursday dashed local hopes that a newly discovered ancient sarcophagus might contain the remains of Alexander the Great, finding instead the mummies of what appeared to be a family of three.

Here is a video footage showing a man pouring red-colored liquid found inside the tomb after taking samples to be analyzed by the archaeological team assigned to assigned to supervise the opening of the mysterious sarcophagus.

Two experts, who remained unnamed while speaking to National Geographic as they work for the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, believe it is likely the sarcophagus was some sort of Roman burial - who had presence in northern Africa at the time.

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