Construction workers digging a foundation in Alexandria, Egypt, earlier this summer uncovered a mysterious bit of history. Buried 16 feet below the ground was an ancient tomb holding a black granite sarcophagus measuring approximately 6 feet high by 9 feet long by 5 feet wide and weighing in at some 33 tons. Though it is unmarked, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities have dated it back to the Ptolemaic period, circa 323 B.C. Soon after officials announced the discovery, speculation began swirling that the sarcophagus could be cursed, with many invoking the fantastical "curse of the pharaohs," which supposedly plagues any who dare disturb an ancient Egyptian mummy. Archaeologists took their chances and opened the tomb on July 19. Here, a glimpse of what they found.-/AFP/Getty Images THE FINDINGS -/AFP/Getty Images ALABASTER BUST
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