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Jim Rockford
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Mysterious sarcogphagus unearthed in Egypt
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It's a fascinating find for archaeologists. Ayman Ashmawy from the Egypt Ministry of Antiquities says the layer of mortar still intact between the lid and the body of the coffin indicates it hasn't been opened since it was sealed more than 2,000 years ago.

That's particularly rare for a site like this – ancient Egyptian tombs have often been plundered and damaged over the centuries, which means archaeologists rarely find a final resting place that's still intact like this one appears to be.

The site as a whole dates back to the Ptolemaic period between 305 BCE and 30 BCE, with this particular find uncovered five metres (16.4 feet) below the ground.

Originally found while clearing the site for a new building, the tomb is now under guard while experts can work out what exactly lies inside the black sarcophagus. It could almost be the start of a new Indiana Jones film.


Image: https://www.sciencealert.com/images/2018-07/processed/egypt-sarco-1_1024.jpg


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RB10
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It's probably cursed. Best just leave it alone.


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slackster
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Ayman Ashmawy from the Egypt Ministry of Antiquities

Say that 10 times fast.


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TulaneFan
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re: Mysterious sarcogphagus unearthed in Egypt
Can’t just leave shite alone... hey here’s an ancient grave, let’s defile it


Robin Masters
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re: Mysterious sarcogphagus unearthed in Egypt
Egyptian youth soccer team?


t00f
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re: Mysterious sarcogphagus unearthed in Egypt
Crack that shite open and see what jumps out.


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ThatMakesSense
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Can’t just leave shite alone... hey here’s an ancient grave, let’s defile it


You're right. Should have just plopped the new building on top of it and called it a day.


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TheHarahanian
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re: Mysterious sarcogphagus unearthed in Egypt
Alexander the Great’s remains are still AWOL, so that’s a possibility.


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northshorebamaman
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Originally found while clearing the site for a new building, the tomb is now under guard while experts can work out what exactly lies inside the black sarcophagus.

human remains?


PhillipJFry
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Egyptian youth soccer team?


Nice


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Pectus
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re: Mysterious sarcogphagus unearthed in Egypt
It is big and black


DustyDinkleman
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goldenbadger08
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re: Mysterious sarcogphagus unearthed in Egypt
So why don't they just open it?


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Starchild
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re: Mysterious sarcogphagus unearthed in Egypt
Does this not sound eerily familiar? Perhaps Brendan Fraser could chime in if anyone can find him


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DirtyMikeandtheBoys
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Kind of surprised a dinosaur never dig it up and ate the body


junkfunky
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Can’t just leave shite alone... hey here’s an ancient grave, let’s defile it


Christopher Columbus did nothing wrong. No need to bring up ancient history.


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CelticDog
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Misuse of word mysterious.



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Sidicous
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human remains?


Racist! What if it's a Squirrelkin or a Dragonkind?


diat150
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They should clone the DNA so we can see what humans back then looked like


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Upperdecker
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re: Mysterious sarcogphagus unearthed in Egypt
I love this kind of stuff. Can’t believe how many have been raided before found by archaeologists though


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