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World Mysterious black sarcophagus found in Egypt

04:55  12 july  2018
04:55  12 july  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

Mysterious black sarcophagus found in Egypt

  Mysterious black sarcophagus found in Egypt An enormous black sarcophagus has been discovered during an archaeological dig in Egypt alongside an eerie alabaster head. The mysterious coffin is 265cm (104in) long, 185cm (72in) tall, and 165cm (65in) wide, making it the largest that has ever been found in the city of Alexandria.It was discovered by an Egyptian archaeological mission after an ancient tomb dating back to the Ptolemaic period was uncovered during a construction dig.Construction laws in Egypt require developers to excavate the ground beneath their planned developments before building.

An enormous black sarcophagus has been discovered during an archaeological dig in Egypt alongside an eerie alabaster head. The mysterious coffin is 265cm (104in) long, 185cm (72in) tall, and 165cm (65in) wide, making it the largest that has ever been found in the city of Alexandria.

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The black sacrophagus. Pic: Egypt Ministry of Antiquities © Egypt Ministry of Antiquities The black sacrophagus. Pic: Egypt Ministry of Antiquities

An enormous black sarcophagus has been discovered during an archaeological dig in Egypt alongside an eerie alabaster head.

The mysterious coffin is 265cm (104in) long, 185cm (72in) tall, and 165cm (65in) wide, making it the largest that has ever been found in the city of Alexandria.

It was discovered by an Egyptian archaeological mission after an ancient tomb dating back to the Ptolemaic period was uncovered during a construction dig.

The sarcophagus Pic: Egyptian ministry of antiquities © Egypt Ministry of Antiquities The sarcophagus Pic: Egyptian ministry of antiquities Construction laws in Egypt require developers to excavate the ground beneath their planned developments before building.

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Archaeologists unseal a huge black granite sarcophagus found in the ancient city of Alexandria. Three weeks ago, archaeologists in Egypt found a massive black granite sarcophagus in Alexandria, untouched for 2,000 years - and fleet-footed rumour quickly got to work.

Archaeologists opened a mysterious Egyptian sarcophagus . Egyptian archaeologists display skulls of three decomposed mummies found inside a black granite sarcophagus that was discovered in Sidi Gaber district, Alexandria, Egypt .

Made of black granite, the sarcophagus was found five metres beneath the surface of the land beneath a layer of mortar.

According to Dr Ayman Ashmawy, the thick mortar between the sarcophagus and the surface indicates it had not been opened since it was closed around 35 BCE.

The alabaster head. Pic: Egyptian Antiquities Ministry © Egypt Ministry of Antiquities The alabaster head. Pic: Egyptian Antiquities Ministry Archaeologists will now attempt to find out what is inside of the mysterious coffin without damaging it.

The archaeologists also discovered the alabaster head of a man potentially representing the owner of the tomb.

The find is considered to be extraordinarily rare as many older tombs have been plundered by criminals and thieves over the centuries.

The alabaster head discovered in the catacombs. Pic: Egypt Ministry of Antiquities © Egypt Ministry of Antiquities The alabaster head discovered in the catacombs. Pic: Egypt Ministry of Antiquities It was discovered by accident and is more than 2,000 years old, dating between 305 and 30 BCE.

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A mysterious ancient black granite sarcophagus has been discovered in Egypt . The sarcophagus was found buried 16.4 feet below the surface. A layer of mortar between the lid and the body of the sarcophagus indicates that it has not been opened since it was closed more than 2,000 years ago.

Despite its age, the tomb is nearer to the modern day than another found in February belonging to a high-ranking priestess who is believed to have lived 4,400 years ago.

In February, archaeologists discovered a necropolis containing 40 stone coffins, small statues and a necklace with an inscription "Happy New Year".

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