New Sarcophagus That's Never Been Opened Found In Egypt

Wibbitz Studio - July 12, 2018

New Sarcophagus That's Never Been Opened Found in Egypt Science Alert reports that an ancient sarcophagus has been unearthed 16 feet below ground in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.

No one knows who or what is inside, but the granite tomb appears to have been unopened for more than 2,000 years.

The head of the government's Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector, Ayman Ashmawy stated there was "a layer of mortar between the lid and the body of the sarcophagus."

This is how they know it has been unopened.

Such a sarcophagus is incredibly rare, considering that many ancient tombs have been looted over the course of time.

The area in which it was discovered dates back to the Ptolemaic Dynasty (305-30 BCE).

It's the largest of its kind to be discovered in Alexandria.

Live Science suggested that archaeologists might scan its contents with X-rays as opposed to opening and damaging the artifact.


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