In Egypt, the archeologists managed to open the mysterious 30-ton black sarcophagus, and what they found inside surprised them.
In the grave was found three skeletons, one of them was discovered severe blows to the skull.
The remains were badly damaged by water that leaked into the sarcophagus through the crack.
A mysterious sarcophagus, scientists found earlier this month at a depth of 5 meters under the ground in a residential district of Alexandria.
Its history has long been surrounded by many legends. It was assumed that the sarcophagus could be the corpse of Alexander the great, since the burial dates back to about 323 BC, shortly after his death.
On the same site, at a depth of five metres was found a 40-centimeter fragment of a statue of a man and some other artifacts.
Also there were rumors about the curse for those who dare to open the sarcophagus.
Horror was added and that the sarcophagus was an unusual black color and its gigantic size only fueled the fear.
“The sarcophagus was open, but we have not suffered from the curse,” said the Secretary General of the Egyptian Ministry of antiquities Mostafa Vaziri, who published pictures from the place of work of archaeologists and military engineers.
Vaziri added that the sarcophagus is unusual in its size; it is the largest ever found in Alexandria.
According to scientists, none of the three mummies don’t belong to the ruling dynasty. Because the sarcophagus was not able to find any silver, no gold masks, statues, amulets or labels, which are usually found in the burials of the members of the Royal family.
Three skeletons found in the sarcophagus was most likely soldiers. The skull will be further analyzed to understand their age, cause of death and origin.