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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 22 August 2018

Twitter reacts to news of the discovery of a 2,000-year-old sarcophagus

The Twitterverse wonders what could possibly go wrong by opening up a mysterious tomb discovered by archaeologists in Alexandria? 

Archaeologists in Alexandria unearthed an impressive discovery earlier this month: they found a giant, granite sarcophagus in the ancient city of Egypt.

Measuring almost two metres high and three metres in length, the ancient object was one of the largest of its kind to be discovered still intact. It is estimated to be more than 2,000 years old.

As if that news wasn't enough, the fact that archaeologist wanted to find out what was mysterious buried inside caused a bit of flurry on social media.

The reactions

There were those who had seen enough Hollywood movies to know how this could turn out:

But then those who felt that well, maybe it was time. After all, 2018 has been hard on everyone:

When will the reveal be?

While the Twitterverse eagerly awaits for what could actually be inside, there's been no word yet on when the black sarcophagus will be opened.

In an interview with Egypt Today, Mostafa Waziri, the Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that when the date would be decided they would invite media to cover the event.

He also gave a clue as to who might be inside by saying that the mysterious tomb likely belonged to a priest rather than a king or an emperor because of its lack of an inscription.

Since news of its unearthing, the sarcophagus has made international news. With the way 2018 has been going, what's one more big event?

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