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‘Cursed’ ancient Egyptian sarcophagus opened

Archaeologists in Egypt have opened a huge black sarcophagus which is said to be cursed.’ Inside, they found the three skeletons that will be studied.

Archaeologists in Egypt have led to a mysterious old ‘cursed’ black granite sarcophagus.

The enormous coffin that was recently unearthed in the city of Alexandria, is now open, according to a statement Thursday by the egyptian Ministry of Antiquities. A layer of mortar between the lid and the body of the sarcophagus indicated that it is not open since it was closed more than 2,000 years ago.

The three skeletons and waste water were found in the sarcophagus, the Ministry explained, in a Facebook post. “The first preview of the bone structures suggests that they are most likely to belong to three officers or military soldiers,” he said, noting that one of the skeletons appears an arrow wound.

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Mystery surrounded the sarcophagus since the discovery was announced earlier this month. The Independent, quoting local reports, said that the Egyptian officials are mocking suggestions that opening the sarcophagus would unleash a curse.

The three skeletons and the water drains were found in the sarcophagus (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

There was even speculation that the sarcophagus contains the body of Alexander the Great. The famous Macedonian king died in Babylon in 323 B. C. after the construction of a large empire that stretched from Greece to the north-west of India. There are conflicting accounts of what happened to Alexander’s remains after his death, although some indicate that he was buried in the Egyptian city that bears his name, according to National Geographic. The king’s tomb is never found.

Egyptian officials the transfer of the sarcophagus skeletons in the Museum of Alexandria for analysis. Experts if you want more information about the remains, such as the cause of death.

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The sarcophagus was found buried 16.4 feet below the surface. A carved alabaster head, which can depict one of the tombs of the inhabitants, was also discovered.

Archaeologists plan to analyse the remains discovered in the sarcophagus (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

Ancient Egypt continues to reveal her secrets. Archaeologists recently found a 2,200 year old gold coin with the effigy of the old King Ptolemy III, an ancestor of the famous Cleopatra.

Experts in the South of Egypt recently discovered a very rare marble head depicting the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius.

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In addition, experts in Australia found the battered remains of an ancient priestess in a 2500 year-old Egyptian coffin that was long thought to be empty.

The huge black granite sarcophagus was discovered in Alexandria, Egypt. (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

On the other side of the world, a rare ancient artifact effigy of the famous female pharaoh Hatshepsut to the surface in the united kingdom a Wonderful new research also claims that King Tutankhamun may have been a child soldier, which he called the theory he was weak and sickly youth to his mysterious death at around the age of 18 years.

Experts in the united kingdom also found the world’s oldest figurative tattoos on two ancient Egyptian mummies recently, one of the oldest tattooed woman that has ever been discovered.

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Other recent finds include an ancient cemetery in Egypt with more than 40 mummies and a chain with a ‘ message from the hereafter.” An old statue of a Nubian king with an inscription written in Egyptian hieroglyphs was also found at a River temple in Sudan.

Mystery has swirled around the 2,000 year old sarcophagus (Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities)

Scientists also believe that she may have been the secret of the Great Pyramid near-perfect alignment. Experts are also confident that they have solved the ancient mystery of the screaming mummy.”

In February, archaeologists announced the discovery of a 4,400-year-old tomb near the pyramids. At the end of last year by archaeologists revealed that they had discovered the graves of four children, on an ancient site in Egypt.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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