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The Internet Is Freaking Out As Egyptian Archaeologists Open A 2,500-Year-Old Sarcophagus

Published 2 weeks ago

If you thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, here’s a little something that will make you reconsider. Archaeologists in Egypt just discovered 59 wooden sarcophagi dating back around 2,500 years – and to make matters worse, they’ve just started opening them. And anyone who has seen The Mummy knows how well that ended.

The first sarcophagus was recently opened in front of an audience, and lucky for us, no curse has been released so far – but there are still plenty of sarcophagi left to be open.

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Egyptian archeologists recently discovered 59 wooden sarcophagi in the Saqqara Necropolis

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The dig in the Saqqara Necropolis was started back in 2018 and has been very fruitful so far, with numerous sarcophagi being found in the burial wells located 10 – 12 meters underground.

The first coffin was opened in front of a live audience, and luckily, no curses were released

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Image credits: VisuallySt

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The newly-found sarcophagi were perfectly preserved, still retaining most of their original colors. It is likely that they belong to priests or other high-ranking members of society.

Image credits: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

Image credits: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

Image credits: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

Image credits: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

Image credits: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

Here’s a video of the sarcophagus being opened

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Needless to say, some internet users were pretty terrified by this new discovery

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