Egyptian Archaeologists Opened A 2,500-Year-Old Sarcophagus


Archeologists in Egypt have opened the first of 59 wooden sarcophagi that date to around 2,500 years ago. For obvious reasons being in 2020, the internet is losing its mind and freaking out about how 2020 is not the year to open an Egyptian Sarcophagus.

The first coffin, including an ancient mummy, was open in front of a live audience, including foreign dignitaries and members of the media. Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Dr. Khaled El-Enany, congratulated his colleagues for not making Covid-19 stop them from uncovering the secrets of the Ancient World. The sarcophagi will be taken to the Grand Egyptian Museum where they will be displayed to the public.

This is a huge historical moment, I’m envious of anyone who will have the chance to see the sarcophagi in person.

Archeologists found 59 colored wooden sarcophagi in the Saqqara Necropolis

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