Archaeologists OPEN mystery 9-foot black sarcophagus in Egypt, despite repeated warnings of a CURSE

A mysterious black sarcophagus of ten feet (three meters) in length has been opened in Egypt, despite repeated warnings of a curse placed in the burial chamber (pictured)

A mysterious black sarcophagus of ten feet (three meters) in length has been opened in Alexandria, is located on the north coast of Egypt and was founded by the legendary leader of the same name.

The 6.5-foot (two-meter) tall coffin was discovered for the first time earlier this month and unearthed in recent days.

The 30-ton grave (27,000 kg) was found buried at 16 feet (five meters) below the city floor.

Egyptologists opened the black granite sarcophagus today to reveal three decomposed bodies.

The stone coffin was also filled with sewage, which is believed to have increased the rate of decomposition.

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A mysterious black sarcophagus of ten feet (three meters) in length has been opened in Egypt, despite repeated warnings of a curse placed in the burial chamber (pictured)

A mysterious black sarcophagus of ten feet (three meters) in length has been opened in Egypt, despite repeated warnings of a curse placed in the burial chamber (pictured)

The measure was confirmed by Mostafa Waziri, general secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt.

"The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse," said Mr. Waziri.

None of the three mummies belong to a Ptolemaic or Roman royal family, as previously suggested, according to reports in Egypt Today.

This conclusion is based on coffins that do not carry inscriptions or a placard that shows the names of the occupants

The lack of silver or gold metallic masks, statues, amulets or inscriptions also suggests that they were not of high status.

The 6.5-foot (two-meter) coffin was unearthed in Alexandria, which is built in the city founded by the legendary leader of the same name. Inside were the remains of three

The 6.5-foot (two-meter) coffin was unearthed in Alexandria, which is built in the city founded by the legendary leader of the same name. Inside were the remains of three

The 6.5-foot (two-meter) coffin was unearthed in Alexandria, which is built in the city founded by the legendary leader of the same name. Inside were the remains of three

The 30-ton grave (27,000 kg) was found buried at 16 feet (five meters) below the city floor. Egyptologists opened the black granite sarcophagus today to reveal three decomposed bodies

The 30-ton grave (27,000 kg) was found buried at 16 feet (five meters) below the city floor. Egyptologists opened the black granite sarcophagus today to reveal three decomposed bodies

The 30-ton grave (27,000 kg) was found buried at 16 feet (five meters) below the city floor. Egyptologists opened the black granite sarcophagus today to reveal three decomposed bodies

The coffin does not carry inscriptions or a placard that shows the names of the occupants. The lack of silver or gold metallic masks, statues, amulets or inscriptions also suggests that they were not of high status. In the image, workers prepare to open the black granite sarcophagus

The coffin does not carry inscriptions or a placard that shows the names of the occupants. The lack of silver or gold metallic masks, statues, amulets or inscriptions also suggests that they were not of high status. In the image, workers prepare to open the black granite sarcophagus

The coffin does not carry inscriptions or a placard that shows the names of the occupants. The lack of silver or gold metallic masks, statues, amulets or inscriptions also suggests that they were not of high status. In the image, workers prepare to open the black granite sarcophagus

Waziri said in a press release that one of the skulls showed signs of multiple fractures.

He suggested that he had been struck by a sharp instrument and belonged to a soldier.

He also said that the other two skulls were intact and were men, and other studies are expected to reveal their ages and appearances.

"The preliminary examination suggests that the skeletons belong to three army officers, one of them shows an arrow in the skull," Shaban Abd Monem, a mummy specialist at the Ministry of Antiquities, told Luxor Times.

The sarcophagus was discovered inside an old grave earlier this month, which also contained a bust made of alabaster whose features had eroded in the dark

The sarcophagus was discovered inside an old grave earlier this month, which also contained a bust made of alabaster whose features had eroded in the dark

The sarcophagus was discovered inside an old grave earlier this month, which also contained a bust made of alabaster whose features had eroded in the dark

The measure was confirmed by Mostafa Waziri, general secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt. "The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse," Waziri said.

The measure was confirmed by Mostafa Waziri, general secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt. "The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse," Waziri said.

The measure was confirmed by Mostafa Waziri, general secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt. "The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse," Waziri said.

The three mummies will now be transferred to the National Museum of Alexandria, while the coffin will be transferred to a military museum.

The sarcophagus was discovered inside an ancient grave earlier this month, which also contained a bust made of alabaster whose features had eroded in the dark.

The Egyptologists of the time determined that the tomb belonged to a noble instead of a king, reported The Daily Telegraph.

The sarcophagus was discovered inside an old grave earlier this month, which also contained a bust made of alabaster whose features had eroded in the dark

The sarcophagus was discovered inside an old grave earlier this month, which also contained a bust made of alabaster whose features had eroded in the dark

The three mummies will now be transferred to the National Museum of Alexandria, while the coffin will be transferred to a military museum

The three mummies will now be transferred to the National Museum of Alexandria, while the coffin will be transferred to a military museum

The sarcophagus was discovered inside an ancient grave earlier this month, which also contained a bust made of alabaster whose features had eroded in the dark. The three mummies will now be transferred to the National Museum of Alexandria, while the coffin will be transferred to a military museum

The stone coffin was also filled with sewage, which is believed to have increased the rate of decomposition. The researchers opened it 20 days after discovering it under the city

The stone coffin was also filled with sewage, which is believed to have increased the rate of decomposition. The researchers opened it 20 days after discovering it under the city

The stone coffin was also filled with sewage, which is believed to have increased the rate of decomposition. The researchers opened it 20 days after discovering it under the city

Some historians believe that the remains of Alexander could one day be discovered in the upper part of the modern city, which is built on the old settlement he established.

Officials of the ministry of antiquities said at that time that the sarcophagus had been sealed for more than 2,000 years.

An intact layer of mortar was between its lid and the body of the coffin.

Questions about the identity of the person inside arose due to the worn out bust and the absence of written inscriptions.

Some said it belonged to a rich or noble man who lived between 323BC and 30BC. This was the moment when Rome seized Egypt and after the death of Cleopatra.

Archaeologists at that time said it was unlikely that it belonged to Alexander the Great, since the tomb was not large enough and this bust leaves little in the way of tracks due to erosion.

Archaeologists at that time said it was unlikely that it belonged to Alexander the Great, since the tomb was not large enough and this bust leaves little in the way of tracks due to erosion.

Archaeologists at that time said it was unlikely that it belonged to Alexander the Great, since the tomb was not large enough and this bust leaves little in the way of tracks due to erosion.

An untouched layer of mortar sat between its lid and the body of the coffin

An untouched layer of mortar sat between its lid and the body of the coffin

Some historians believe that the remains of Alexander could one day be discovered in the upper part of the modern city, which is based on the old settlement that established

One of the skulls seems 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 were male, and other studies are expected to reveal their ages and appearances.

One of the skulls seems 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 were male, and other studies are expected to reveal their ages and appearances.

One of the skulls seems 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 were male, and other studies are expected to reveal their ages and appearances.

It is said that the tomb is "too small" for a king like Alexander, since it has been discovered that the largest ones contain Roman nobles.

When the news would open online, American author Catherynne Valente joked: "If the movies have taught me something, boys, do not open that." Just do not do it. Leave it.

Elsewhere in Egypt, archaeologists also discovered an old ceramic manufacturing workshop dating back more than 4,000 years.

The Ministry of Antiquities says the workshop is located near the Nile River, in the province of Aswan, in southern Egypt.

He says that the workshop, the oldest pottery workshop in the Old Kingdom, belongs to the Fourth Dynasty, which spans from 2613 to 2494 BC

  The antiquities ministry officials said at the time it was discovered that the sarcophagus had been sealed for more than 2,000 years. An untouched layer of mortar sat between its lid and the body of the coffin

  The antiquities ministry officials said at the time it was discovered that the sarcophagus had been sealed for more than 2,000 years. An untouched layer of mortar sat between its lid and the body of the coffin

The antiquities ministry officials said at the time it was discovered that the sarcophagus had been sealed for more than 2,000 years. An untouched layer of mortar sat between its lid and the body of the coffin

Questions about the identity of the person inside arose due to the worn out bust and the absence of written inscriptions. Some said it belonged to a rich or noble man who lived between 323BC and 30BC. This was the time when Rome seized Egypt and after the death of Cleopatra

Questions about the identity of the person inside arose due to the worn out bust and the absence of written inscriptions. Some said it belonged to a rich or noble man who lived between 323BC and 30BC. This was the time when Rome seized Egypt and after the death of Cleopatra

Questions about the identity of the person inside arose due to the worn out bust and the absence of written inscriptions. Some said it belonged to a rich or noble man who lived between 323BC and 30BC. This was the time when Rome seized Egypt and after the death of Cleopatra

The Ancient Kingdom is also known as the time when the construction of pyramids flourished.

Inside the workshop, archaeologists found an old ceramic manufacturing wheel made of a rotating limestone plate and a hollow base.

Mostafa Waziri added that the discovery was "weird" & # 39; and reveals more about the development of pottery making and the daily life of the ancient Egyptians during that time in history.

The finding follows another recent discovery in Egypt, in which archaeologists discovered an ancient mummification workshop dating back more than 2,500 years ago.

A specialist found the find near the famous pyramids of Egypt in an ancient necropolis south of Cairo.

These undated photos provided by Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities show a 4,000-year-old ceramics manufacturing workshop that was recently discovered near the Nile River in Aswan province, south of Egypt.

These undated photos provided by Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities show a 4,000-year-old ceramics manufacturing workshop that was recently discovered near the Nile River in Aswan province, south of Egypt.

These undated photos provided by Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities show a 4,000-year-old ceramics manufacturing workshop that was recently discovered near the Nile River in Aswan province, south of Egypt.

The discovery included a mummification workshop and a well, which was used as a communal burial site, located in the Saqqara necropolis in Memphis, the first capital of ancient Egypt.

Memphis, a World Heritage Site of UNESCO, and its great necropolis house a great variety of temples and tombs, as well as the three famous pyramids of Giza.

The latest find, announced at a press conference on Saturday, belongs to the Saita-Persian Period, from 664-404 a. C.

The site, located south of the Unas pyramid, was excavated for the last time more than 100 years ago, in 1900.

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