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Looks like they finally got that big ass sarcophagus open! What was inside?

Sewage water and an unbearable stench!!!! Surprise!

According to the BBC, translated from Egyptian news outlet El-Watan, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities hired a team of archaeologists to open the tomb. They lifted the top off (heh) just two inches before having to slam it down because it smelled like 2,000 years of decaying flesh and poop, or whatever.


When they finally figured out how to get over the smell (unspecified by news outlets) they found the remains of three bodies, so, yeah, probably not Alexander the Great:


Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities told the BBC:

“We found the bones of three people, in what looks like a family burial... Unfortunately the mummies inside were not in the best condition and only the bones remain.

We’ve opened it and, thank God, the world has not fallen into darkness. I was the first to put my whole head inside the sarcophagus... and here I stand before you...I am fine.”

No mummy’s curse for us, unfortunately—unless we’re already living it.

Senior Writer, Jezebel. It's facetious. My debut book, LARGER THAN LIFE: A History of Boy Bands, is out July 21.

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