Archaeologists OPEN mystery 9-foot black sarcophagus in Egypt – fox news
A mysterious ten foot (three metre) long black sarcophagus has been opened in Egypt, despite repeated warnings of a curse placed on the burial chamber (pictured) Share this article Share The 6.5ft (two metre) high coffin was unearthed in Alexandria, which is built on the city founded by the legendary leader of the same name. Inside were the remains of three  Egyptologists pried open the black granite sarcophagus earlier today to reveal three decomposed bodies The coffin bears no inscriptions or a cartouche displaying the occupants’ names. Pictured – workers preparing to open the black granite sarcophagus The sarcophagus was uncovered inside an ancient tomb earlier this month, which also contained a bust made from alabaster whose features had eroded into obscurity ‘The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse, said Mr Waziri    The three mummies will now be moved to the Alexandria National Museum, while the coffin will be transferred to a military museum The stone coffin was also filled with sewage water, which is believed to have increased the rate of decomposition. Researchers opened it 20 days after discovering it beneath the city Archaeologists at the time said it was unlikely to belong to Alexander the Great as the tomb was not grand enough and this bust leaves little in the way of clues due to erosion Some historians believe Alexander’s remains could one day be discovered on top of the modern city, which is built on the ancient settlement he established One of the skulls appears to have been hit by a sharp instrument, and experts suspect it belonged to a soldier. They also said that the other two skulls were intact and male, with further studies expected to reveal their ages and appearances  Antiques ministry officials said at the time it was discovered that the sarcophagus had been sealed for more than 2,000 years. An undisturbed layer of mortar sat between its lid and the body of the coffin Some said it belonged to a rich or noble man who lived between 323BC and 30BC. This was the time Rome seized Egypt and after the death of Cleopatra  This undated photos provide by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows a 4000-year old pottery manufacturing workshop that was recently discovered close to the Nile River in Aswan province, southern Egypt more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Video captures moment Toronto shooter open fires into restaurant Watch video Comedian Trevor Noah jokes all Aboriginal women are ugly Watch video Instagram video captures man MASTURBATING during flight Watch video Inside look at the second duck boat on Table Rock Lake Watch video Buckingham Palace vid shows how mapping technology is being used Watch video Freedom! Cyclist rides highway without helmet – or clothes Watch video Model Kate Upton showcases her new baby bump at Maxim party Watch video Samantha Markle admits ‘cashing in’ on the Royal Family Watch video Dennis Quaid reveals he di


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