Scientists uncovered a mysterious black sarcophagus in Egypt

Scientists uncovered a mysterious black sarcophagus in EgyptPhoto from open sources

Egyptian scientists managed to open a mysterious 30-ton sarcophagus from black granite, recently found in Alexandria.

Recall that an intriguing find was made at the beginning of the current months right in the middle of a residential area during construction work. Not far from the stone coffin, builders found a marble head statues and some other ancient artifacts. To the excavation site archaeologists left, cordoned off the territory and began to study artifacts.

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Unusual dimensions and color of the sarcophagus quickly attracted attention journalists, and newspaper people, along with specialists, began to guess that also located in a granite box. It has been suggested that there the remains of the king, pharaoh, or even Alexander himself are resting Macedonian, whose grave has not yet been found by scientists. Moreover, rumors immediately spread that the grave was still not plundered for the reason that some “evil forces” are sealed in the coffin.

At first, archaeologists assumed that the lower priest was buried here, since there are no inscriptions on the sarcophagus indicating to the high status of the deceased. However, opening the funerary box, experts found in it immediately three dead, two of which probably belonged to high society. The remains swam in dirty red liquid, from which the researchers concluded that the bodies suffered from water entering the sarcophagus.

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The Egyptians have already begun to analyze the found skeletons. By preliminary data, one of the bodies belongs to the killed on the battlefield the warrior. The man has a severely damaged skull and there are multiple fractures of other bones. The enemies probably caused him substantial damage and broke their heads with a sharp object, and fellow countrymen buried with honors. However, this does not explain why the warrior was buried in such expensive sarcophagus with two other people from a different class.

There are no signs of damage on the remaining remains, however upcoming laboratory tests may reveal them. According to archaeologists, in the near future they intend to conduct a computer tomography in order to restore the appearance of the deceased, as well as determine their age and possible diseases. In general, scientists they call these findings rather mysterious, intriguing and requiring further research. Maybe these finds will even become potentially sensational.

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