Because the 2,000-year-old black granite sarcophagus is one of the rarest archaeological finds, many theories emerged as to why some did not want it to open.
Well, what did they find? Three mummies, one of them apparently with head injuries. But they were not part of royalty as speculated.
The Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri, explained that the remains found in the sarcophagus did not belong to the Ptolemaic dynasty. This conclusion is reached because there are recognized inscriptions or some valuable object that is understood to belong to the Greco-Roman royal family that ruled from 304 to 30 a. C.
The curse of Pharaoh. Regarding the fears of some Internet users that opening the sarcophagus could bring the curse, Waziri commented: “The sarcophagus was opened, but we have not fallen into a curse.”
“Egyptian archeology is perhaps the most sensational archeology there is,” said Christopher Monroe, an archaeologist and an expert in Near Eastern Studies at Cornell. “Egyptomania is fun and helps Egypt’s economy, but how it distracts from truly interesting research”.