Giant black granite sarcophagus unearthed in Egypt

Lupus

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I think this might be the Pharaoh Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV) that cause some trouble during his rule and introduced monotheism.
After his death most of his statues and mentions in the writings was destroyed.
He was over 3000 years ago, this tomb is said to only be 2000 years old so around 1CE to probably around 100CE, so after Julius Caesar, roughly around the time period of the supposed prophet who died and rose up again.
 

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Giant black sarcophagus opened to reveal three skeletons

Archaeologists have opened the giant black sarcophagus discovered in the city of Alexandria a few weeks ago. Three skeletons were found inside – as well as a tepid pool of sewage.

Uncovered in a tomb buried 5 m (16 ft) down, the striking sarcophagus measures 2.6 m (8.5 ft) long and has apparently sat undisturbed for almost 2,000 years – until now.

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has pried open the coffin, and found three skeletons inside. Unfortunately they aren't in the best condition, since an apparent leak has filled the sarcophagus with sewage.

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So who are the occupants? After a cursory inspection, mummy expert Shaaban Abdul suggests they may have been military officers or soldiers. Interestingly, one of the skeletons shows signs of a possible blow to the head from an arrow.

Further analysis will be conducted after the coffin and its contents are transferred to the National Restoration Museum in Alexandria, and the rest of tomb will continue to be explored as well.
https://newatlas.com/black-sarcophagus-opened/55547/
 

maumau

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Was it the Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice where the vampires led back to ancient Egyptian Gods who only fed every 1000 years?

....... or Interview with a Vampire........ one of those.
 

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A massive black granite sarcophagus has been discovered in Egypt. It was found in a tomb 5 meters (16 feet) below the surface alongside an alabaster sculpture of a male head, thought to be that of the occupant. The lid of the 265-cm (104-in) sarcophagus is sealed with mortar, indicating that it has not been removed in its 2,000-year entombment. The find occurred in Alexandria, and is thought to be the largest sarcophagus ever discovered there.

The find came as the result of a land inspection at a potential building site in the Sidi Gaber district of Alexandria. The sarcophagus measures 265 cm (104 in) long, 165 cm (65 in) deep and 185 cm (73 in) deep. The identity of the occupant is unknown.
So it's deep, and then deeper. But how wide is it?
 

Solarion

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Pay me a million bucks I still won't open that thing.

It's black as hell and something dead inside.

 
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