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Archaeologists prepare to open huge granite sarcophagus in Egypt

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Untouched for millennia, tomb was found during construction work in Alexandria

Archaeologists are preparing to open a large black granite sarcophagus unearthed in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria.

At almost two metres high and three metres in length, the sarcophagus is the largest of its kind to be discovered intact in the ancient city. It was found alongside a large alabaster head believed to represent the inhabitant of the tomb, which had remained untouched for thousands of years.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/12/archaeologists-open-huge-granite-sarcophagus-alexandria-egypt