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!
1 Recently in Egypt they discovered this ominous-looking sarcophagus
2 That caused a major debate around the internet on what was inside:
3 Is it a mummy that will unleash a curse once the seal is broken?
4 Is it a treasure of some sorts?
5 Is there some kind of ancient disease wanting to come out and turn us all into zombies?
6 Well, we finally have the answer!
7 It was full of red sewage water, leaked in from a crack on its side
8 Three decomposed mummies, believed to be warriors, were found
9 They are not believed to belong to any royal family, and there is no inscription bearing their names
10 The Council Of Antiquities will now run tests on the mummies to determine what era they belonged to
11 Here’s what people had to say about the grand opening: