Discover the largest 2,000-year-old stone coffin in Alexandria

Archaeologists have unearthed a 2.6-meter long marble casket buried in Egypt 2,000 years ago next to a giant stone head. This coffin is said to be the largest ever found in Alexandia.

The giant stone sarcophagus buried deeper than 4.9m next to a giant gemstone stone head - may belong to the man who owns this grave.

Picture 1 of Discover the largest 2,000-year-old stone coffin in Alexandria
Stone casket has not been opened since it was sealed.

Experts believe that this ancient coffin has not been affected since its burial thousands of years ago during the Ptolemaic period.

The Supreme Council of Antiquities researchers discovered the ancient tomb during an excavation in Alexandria's Sidi Gaber district. When the research team was examining the land of a resident before digging the soil to build a foundation in Al-Karmili Street, they accidentally discovered a 5m-deep coffin from this Ptolemaic period.

The Ptolemaic period lasted about 300 years, from 332-30 BC, making the region more than 2,000 years old.

According to archaeologists leading the excavation, the black granite casket was 185cm (6 feet) tall, 265cm (8.6 ft) long and 165cm (5.4 ft) wide.

Dr. Ayman Ashmawy, head of ancient Egyptian antiquities group, said the mortar was identified between the lid and body of the stone coffin, revealing that it had not been opened since it was sealed. However, the person who is buried inside - and the identity of the man in the carved jade stone - remains a mystery.

« Prev post
Next post »