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Remember The Massive Coffin That Hasn’t Been Opened In 2000 Years? They Just Opened It
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Remember The Massive Coffin That Hasn’t Been Opened In 2000 Years? They Just Opened It

Remember that ominous-looking sarcophagus that was unearthed in Alexandria, Egypt recently? The huge black coffin, unopened for over 2,000 years, kicked off a wild internet debate with people divided between wanting to know what was inside, and fearing a ‘Mummy’ style unleashing of dark forces beyond our control.

Well we have news for you folks. The good people down at the Supreme Council of Antiquities dismissed the ridiculous rumors of possible curses (brought on largely by the ever-hysterical UK tabloid media) and went ahead and opened it because of you know, science.

“The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse,” said Secretary-General of the Council, Mostafa Waziri. Three decomposed mummies, believed to be warriors, were found in the sarcophagus, with one of the skulls showing fracture damage from a sharp object. The sarcophagus was also full of red sewage water, leaked in from a crack on its side, which had caused the mummies to decompose.

The Council Of Antiquities will now perform testing on the mummies to determine what era they belonged to. They are not believed to belong to any royal family, no gold or silver masks, amulets or statues were found to indicate this, and there is no inscription on the sarcophagus bearing their names. Scroll down to check out the contents of the sarcophagus for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Recently in Egypt they discovered this ominous-looking sarcophagus

Image credits: Mohamed Abd El Ghany

That caused a major debate around the internet on what was inside:

Image credits: Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Is it a mummy that will unleash a curse once the seal is broken?

Image credits: Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Is it a treasure of some sorts?

Image credits: Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Is there some kind of ancient disease wanting to come out and turn us all into zombies?

Image credits: Ministry of Antiquities

Well, we finally have the answer!

Image credits: Ministry of Antiquities

It was full of red sewage water, leaked in from a crack on its side

Image credits: Ministry of Antiquities

Three decomposed mummies, believed to be warriors, were found

Image credits: Ministry of Antiquities

They are not believed to belong to any royal family, and there is no inscription bearing their names

Image credits: EPA

The Council Of Antiquities will now run tests on the mummies to determine what era they belonged to

Here’s what people had to say about the grand opening:

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 years ago

Who could expect skeletons in a sarcophagus....

Grumble O'Pug
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4 years ago

Shocking.

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Kiahna
Community Member
4 years ago

The bodies were unnamed? It was an extreme dishonour to have no name on your burial chamber. Those people were very naughty... I agree with Erica Otis, where's Brendan?

Miss Cris
Community Member
4 years ago

Who's Brendan?

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Mangoes'nRum
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4 years ago

Traitors? They weren't given the honour of an individual burial. Instead they were condemned to the unsanitary depths of sewage together for over 2000 years! Their spirits were to roam the sewers till their bodies recovered and put on display in a museum. This was the decree of the last Pharaoh.

Neha Jawale-Bhorge
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4 years ago

This seems most likely

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
4 years ago

Who could expect skeletons in a sarcophagus....

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
4 years ago

Shocking.

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Kiahna
Community Member
4 years ago

The bodies were unnamed? It was an extreme dishonour to have no name on your burial chamber. Those people were very naughty... I agree with Erica Otis, where's Brendan?

Miss Cris
Community Member
4 years ago

Who's Brendan?

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Mangoes'nRum
Community Member
4 years ago

Traitors? They weren't given the honour of an individual burial. Instead they were condemned to the unsanitary depths of sewage together for over 2000 years! Their spirits were to roam the sewers till their bodies recovered and put on display in a museum. This was the decree of the last Pharaoh.

Neha Jawale-Bhorge
Community Member
4 years ago

This seems most likely

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