Opening of ancient sarcophagus in Alexandria

He also wondered why this sarcophagus has capture attention, though most of the discovered stone sarcophagi are sealed and intact, and are more luxurious and elegant than the one found in Alexandria.

Waziri added that the sarcophagus is unusual for its size; it's the largest to ever be discovered in Alexandria.

The ministry said it was likely that sewage water had seeped through a fracture in the coffin. Some suggested it could contain the remains of a nobleman, or even Alexander the Great.

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced that after removing the massive granite lid, they found the skeletal remains of three people amid sewage water that had leaked in.

According to Egyptian law, any land that is to undergo construction must be archaeologically excavated and inspected by a mission from the Ministry of Antiquities before the laying down of foundations. "Unfortunately the mummies inside were not in the best condition and only the bones remain", secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, told media. And one of them appears to have a wound that's a result of being hit by an arrow.

The sarcophagus, nearly three metres across and two metres high, is believed to date from the early Ptolemaic period, which began following the death of Alexander in 323BC.

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Before the sarcophagus was opened, some had hoped that the remains of Alexander The Great might be inside it.

The skeletons will be studied further at a restoration museum, while the sarcophagus itself will preserved for historical purposes.

When a black granite sarcophagus was found at the bottom of a pit in Alexandria, Egypt, this past week, the discovery immediately prompted questions and theories ranging from the sensible to the supernatural.

"The sarcophagus has been opened, but we have not been hit by a curse", said Waziri, dismissing claims made by some United Kingdom media outlets about "possible curse" could be cast on the world in case the tomb was opened.

"I was the first to put my whole head inside the sarcophagus, and here I stand before you - I am fine".

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