Unraveling The Mysteries Of Egypt
16 feet below the city of Alexandria, an unearthed ancient Egyptian tomb has been discovered. Inside lay a mysterious black sarcophagus, never before opened. A discovery like this is monumental, as most of the Egyptian tombs have been raided over times for the priceless items that were buried with Egyptian royalty during the mummification process. Of course, scientists decided to open this one up and see what was inside.
At first, it was proposed that scientists should just x-ray the 30 ton granite sarcophagus to preserve its contents, but curiosity got the best of everyone, and the team decided against that. There was “a layer of mortar between the lid and the body of the sarcophagus” which proved it was unopened… well, until now.
Inside were three decomposed bodies of what were presumed to be soldiers, as skull and bone analysis from a specialist showed arrow wounds to the bodies. There was also a large amount of sewage water which could have leaked in from a crack in the side. Scientists want to further study the remains to discover age, gender, exact cause of death, etc.
This sarcophagus is the largest of its kind to have been unearthed in Alexandria and is assumed to have been buried during the Ptolemaic Dynasty, which dates from 305-30 BCE.