Egyptian archaeologists have found in Alexandria a huge sarcophagus of black granite. The burial refers to the Ptolemaic period in the history of Ancient Egypt, which lasted from 332 BC to the year 30 AD, writes Khaleej Times referring to the representative of the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt.
The sarcophagus was discovered during excavations in the Sidi Haber area at a depth of five meters. This is one of the largest sarcophagi found in Alexandria: the height is 185 centimeters, the length is 265, and the width is 165 centimeters. Also, experts have established that it has never been opened and it is not known what is inside. Together with the sarcophagus, a head of alabaster was found, which probably represented the man buried in the grave.
Earlier it was reported that in the stepped pyramid of Djoser found a statue of the god Osiris. It was found in a small hole between the stone blocks of the facade, when specialists cleared the gap from debris and blockages. The statue reaches 63 centimeters in height and 15 centimeters in the widest part.