Thursday, July 12, 2018


Ptolemaic-Era Black Granite Sarcophagus Discovered in Alexandria, Egypt.

Over eight feet long.  Impressive, and a very modern looking design, but spooky for sure.  Knock on the lid and see if someone inside knocks back!

A layer of mortar between the lid and the rest of the tomb indicates that the coffin hasn’t been opened in 2,000 years, which is rare in Egypt where looters have picked through tombs and burials for millennia.

Well, then let's get moving on this, pop the top and see if it sucks someone's soul out of them.

It's undoubtably someone pretty important, someone whose name we might well recognize.  I'm very interested to find out.  Could it be Alexander himself?

Not only that, but over the last few decades, researchers have begun the painstaking work of urban archaeology, going layer by layer into Alexandria’s past. In 2005, archaeologists uncovered the remains of the University of Alexandria, where ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes studied. The remains of the Pharos, a lighthouse built by the Ptolemies that was considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World also lies in Alexandria’s harbor. In fact, changes in the flow of the Nile River and rising sea levels mean that large chunks of the ancient city are currently underwater, a submerged time capsule ready for exploration.


  1. As I remember, the piece I posted mentioned 6 feet in height which impressed me.

    1. It's one big expensive package. Someone who had coin, and wasn't afraid to spend it.

  2. Alexander might be in Venice, as the so-called remains of St. Stephen, as the result of a con by Alexandrians who still revered the memory of Alexander the Great, in order to prevent the desecration of his remains by Christian mobs. As Queen Hypatia was torn apart (while still alive). Testing of the remains has been requested by some scholars. If they indicate Macedonian Gene's and having grown up in Macedonia, that would be an amusing twist.