Unopened Black Granite Sarcophagus found in Egyptian Tomb
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11-07-2018, 04:55 PM
Unopened Black Granite Sarcophagus found in Egyptian Tomb
A neat story, for those with an interest in archeology:

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Quote:A black granite sarcophagus was recently uncovered in the Sidi Gaber district of Alexandria, Egypt, reports Rob Waugh at Yahoo News UK. The most exciting part? A layer of mortar between the lid and the rest of the tomb indicates that the coffin hasn’t been opened in 2,000 years, which is rare in Egypt where looters have picked through tombs and burials for millennia.

They should open that sucker up on live TV.

The things that could be inside...

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11-07-2018, 05:02 PM
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Nice find, man. I agree. Egypt needs any kind of boost it can get for its tourism industry.

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11-07-2018, 05:03 PM
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(11-07-2018 04:55 PM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  A neat story, for those with an interest in archeology:

Smithsonian

Quote:A black granite sarcophagus was recently uncovered in the Sidi Gaber district of Alexandria, Egypt, reports Rob Waugh at Yahoo News UK. The most exciting part? A layer of mortar between the lid and the rest of the tomb indicates that the coffin hasn’t been opened in 2,000 years, which is rare in Egypt where looters have picked through tombs and burials for millennia.

They should open that sucker up on live TV.

The things that could be inside...
Maybe the stuff that was supposed to be in Al Capone's vault was teleported in there.

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11-07-2018, 05:38 PM
RE: Unopened Black Granite Sarcophagus found in Egyptian Tomb
(11-07-2018 04:55 PM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  The things that could be inside...

A mummified cat. Tongue

An interesting find but probably not a huge one. We have decent records from the Ptolemaic period.

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11-07-2018, 06:03 PM
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(11-07-2018 05:03 PM)julep Wrote:  
(11-07-2018 04:55 PM)Fatbaldhobbit Wrote:  They should open that sucker up on live TV.

The things that could be inside...
Maybe the stuff that was supposed to be in Al Capone's vault was teleported in there.

Yeah, and get Geraldo to do it. Thumbsup
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11-07-2018, 06:56 PM
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Archaeologists on Twitter are trying to dispel the aura of mystery (and along with it any pseudo archaeological or supernatural claims) by stating it's just an ordinary sarcophagus. A few are making light of "curse" myths and rooting for it to be opened.
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11-07-2018, 07:04 PM
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No doubt, an article on this discovery will appear in a future issue of ARCHAEOLOGY. Consider
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11-07-2018, 07:13 PM
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It's where Hitler was buried.

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11-07-2018, 07:19 PM
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(11-07-2018 06:56 PM)ghostexorcist Wrote:  Archaeologists on Twitter are trying to dispel the aura of mystery (and along with it any pseudo archaeological or supernatural claims) by stating it's just an ordinary sarcophagus. A few are making light of "curse" myths and rooting for it to be opened.

Here's an example

https://twitter.com/DSAArchaeology/statu...3114028032

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11-07-2018, 08:10 PM
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(11-07-2018 07:04 PM)Gwaithmir Wrote:  No doubt, an article on this discovery will appear in a future issue of ARCHAEOLOGY. Consider

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