Black sarcophagus found

night_wrtr

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Well, Alexander the Great's body was taken by Ptolemy, and was supposedly reburied in a hidden spot...so...maybe?
 

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This sarcophagus was downtown Alexandria, right? Plenty of references of historical figures like Octavian and other emperors visiting his tomb, and others that it was reburied again by Ptolemy II and then even later by someone else. Still in Alexandria, though.

Its disappointing that the alabaster head is in such bad condition. Looks like a younger man though. Pretty narrow and close cropped hair?
 

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It seems like a rather elaborate burial for three soldiers unless they hero of the kingdom perhaps ?
Could be. Or perhaps the opposite, and this was intended as a punishment worse than death for traitors/conspirators/whatever. Something to the effect of "when you return to your body, all you will find is sewage and you will be unable to escape". The fact that it was filled with sewage seems to imply that...
 

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www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology said:
"Dr Waziri said the skeletons had partially disintegrated because sewage water from a nearby building had leaked into the sarcophagus through a small crack in one of the sides."
That's a shame. I hope they can at least make a few discoveries here, and analyze the bones.
 

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