Archaeologists unearth 8.6 FT. LONG Sarcophagus buried in Egypt 2,000 years ago

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  1. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Mystery of Alexandria's largest coffin:

    Archaeologists unearth 8.6-foot-long stone sarcophagus buried in Egypt 2,000 years ago beside a massive stone head

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    • Experts say black granite sarcophagus found in Alexandria measures 8.6 ft long
    • It was buried 5m deep during Ptolemaic period, which lasted from 332-30 BCE
    • Archaeologists also found alabaster head, likely representing the tomb's owner
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    Egyptian archaeologists have discovered what’s thought to be the largest granite sarcophagus ever found in Alexandria, measuring nearly nine feet long.

    The massive stone casket was buried more than 16 feet beneath the surface alongside a huge alabaster head – likely belonging to the man who owned the tomb.

    Experts say the ancient coffin has remained untouched since its burial thousands of years ago during the Ptolemaic period.

    Researchers working under the Supreme Council of Antiquities discovered the ancient tomb during an excavation in the Sidi Gaber district of Alexandria.

    The team was inspecting a resident’s land ahead of digs planned for the foundation of his building at Al-Karmili Street when they stumbled upon the remarkable Ptolemaic burial 5 meters deep.

    The Ptolemaic period lasted roughly 300 years, from 332-30 BCE, making this particular site more than 2,000 years old.

    According to the archaeologists who led the dig, the black granite sarcophagus stands at 185 centimeters tall (6 feet), 265cm long (8.6 ft), and 165 cm wide (5.4 ft).

    A layer of mortar identified between the lid and body of the stone coffin indicates it has not been opened since it was sealed off, says Dr. Ayman Ashmawy, Head of the Ancient Egyptian Antiquities Sector.

    Just who is buried inside, however – and the identity of the man in the alabaster carving – remains a mystery.

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  3. nivek

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    Also the depth is odd, 16 feet deep it was buried...

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  5. nivek

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    If this sarcophagus is 6 feet high maybe the person inside was cut in half and stacked or placed in a curled up position, if there's a 14ft.+ tall giant in there...I wonder when it will be opened...

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  6. nivek

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    I don't know if that normal to build a sarcophagus that tall?...

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  7. Toroid

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    Yeah, you could almost get two sacred bulls in there side by side.
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  8. humanoidlord

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    hmm that looks like another one of those serapeum tombs, why is this one out anyway?
     

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