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Archaeologists have discovered a black granite sarcophagus during excavations in Alexandria on the Northern coast of Egypt. Experts still don’t know whose remains could be there. This publication reports Science Alert.
According to scientists, they found one of the largest found in Egyptian sarcophagi. In it reaches a height of 185 cm, a maximum width of 165 inches, and in length — 265 cm. It is estimated that it was sealed about two thousand years ago during the dynasty of Ptolemy (IV-I century BC), and since then it hasn’t been opened, as evidenced by an intact layer of plaster under the hood. Intact and untouched by thieves in Egyptian burials Dating to researchers are quite rare.
In the same grave, archaeologists found a large head, made of alabaster, and perhaps depicting someone who is buried in the sarcophagus, however, is yet to be confirmed. Researchers believe that in the grave lie the remains of a man of high social status.
In February 2018, it was reported that archaeologists discovered South of Cairo intact ancient Egyptian necropolis that includes at least eight of the 40 tombs and sarcophagi. In the tomb were sacred objects and precious stones.
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