Published: Fri, July 13, 2018

2000-year-old Sarcophagus discovered in Egypt

2000-year-old Sarcophagus discovered in Egypt

In addition to the sarcophagus, the archeologists found an alabaster bust of a man that likely depicts the owner of the tomb.

The sarcophagus, which is a tomb that is sometimes buried, was discovered July 1 during routine excavation work for the construction of a new building in Alexandria's Sidi Gaber district, according to the Ministry of Antiquities.

"Dr Ayman Ashmawy, Head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector, said that the tomb was found at a depth of 5 m beneath the surface of the land".

According to the ministry, the sarcophagus, found at a depth of 5 m beneath the earth, features a layer of mortar between the lid and the body, thus indicating that it had not been opened since it was closed nearly 2000 years ago.

Remember how you watched the 1994 Roland Emmerich film Stargate one million times before you turned twelve and it permanently poisoned your brain so that you now immediately associate anything ancient Egypt-related with aliens? No?

Experts in the United Kingdom also found the world's oldest figurative tattoos on two ancient Egyptian mummies recently, one of which is the oldest tattooed female ever discovered. The finding is rare, and experts are trying to determine what is inside it. But recently more effort has been made to find and preserve antiquities there. Just me? Well, great news if you're me: a huge 2,000-year-old sarcophagus has been unearthed in Egypt and, so far, we have no idea what's inside it.

Scientists also believe that they may have found the secret of the Great Pyramid's near-perfect alignment.

Experts admit they have no idea who's inside. Late previous year, archaeologists also revealed that they had uncovered the graves of four children at an ancient site in Egypt.

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