Offbeat Mysterious black sarcophagus found in Egypt

09:31  12 july  2018
09:31  12 july  2018 Source:   news.sky.com

Mysterious black sarcophagus found in Egypt

  Mysterious black sarcophagus found in Egypt An enormous black sarcophagus has been discovered during an archaeological dig in Egypt alongside an eerie alabaster head. The mysterious coffin is 265cm (104in) long, 185cm (72in) tall, and 165cm (65in) wide, making it the largest that has ever been found in the city of Alexandria.It was discovered by an Egyptian archaeological mission after an ancient tomb dating back to the Ptolemaic period was uncovered during a construction dig.

The mysterious coffin is 265cm (104in) long, 185cm (72in) tall, and 165cm (65in) wide, making it the largest that has ever been found in the city of Alexandria. Image: An alabaster head was found in the catacombs. Pic: Egypt Ministry of Antiquities. Made of black granite, the sarcophagus was

A mysterious , black sarcophagus has been unearthed in Egypt but experts have no idea who is buried inside. The 8.6ft long gothic-looking coffin was dug up in a dig in the city of Alexandria, on the northern coast of Egypt and is the biggest ever to be found in the city.

The black sacrophagus. Pic: Egypt Ministry of Antiquities © Egypt Ministry of Antiquities The black sacrophagus. Pic: Egypt Ministry of Antiquities An enormous black sarcophagus has been discovered during an archaeological dig in Egypt alongside an eerie alabaster head.

The mysterious coffin is 265cm (104in) long, 185cm (72in) tall, and 165cm (65in) wide, making it the largest that has ever been found in the city of Alexandria.

It was discovered by an Egyptian archaeological mission after an ancient tomb dating back to the Ptolemaic period was uncovered during a construction dig.

Construction laws in Egypt require developers to excavate the ground beneath their planned developments before building.

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Follow by Email. In Egypt , found a mysterious black granite sarcophagus . During the work, scientists came across a black granite sarcophagus , the largest of all found in Alexandria, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.

A MYSTERIOUS black sarcophagus that dates back thousands of years has been discovered in Egypt . The spooky relic was found inside an ancient tomb, and has left archaeologists baffled – because it measures NINE foot long.

The alabaster head. Pic: Egyptian Antiquities Ministry © Egypt Ministry of Antiquities The alabaster head. Pic: Egyptian Antiquities Ministry Made of black granite, the sarcophagus was found five metres beneath the surface of the land beneath a layer of mortar.

According to Dr Ayman Ashmawy, the thick mortar between the sarcophagus and the surface indicates it had not been opened since it was closed around 35 BCE.

Archaeologists will now attempt to find out what is inside of the mysterious coffin without damaging it.

The sarcophagus Pic: Egyptian ministry of antiquities © Egypt Ministry of Antiquities The sarcophagus Pic: Egyptian ministry of antiquities The archaeologists also discovered the alabaster head of a man potentially representing the owner of the tomb.

The find is considered to be extraordinarily rare as many older tombs have been plundered by criminals and thieves over the centuries.

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A mysterious ancient black granite sarcophagus has been discovered in Egypt . In a Facebook post, Dr. Mostafa Waziri, general secretary of Egypt ’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced that the 6-foot high sarcophagus , which is 8.7-feet long and 5.4-feet wide, is the largest ever found in

A mysterious ancient black granite sarcophagus has been discovered in Egypt . A carved alabaster head, which probably depicts the tomb’s owner, was also found . Ancient Egypt continues to reveal its secrets.

It was discovered by accident and is more than 2,000 years old, dating between 305 and 30 BCE.

Despite its age, the tomb is nearer to the modern day than another found in February belonging to a high-ranking priestess who is believed to have lived 4,400 years ago.

In February, archaeologists discovered a necropolis containing 40 stone coffins, small statues and a necklace with an inscription "Happy New Year".

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