2020 has been a scary year so far: we’ve had everything from Apocalyptic fires and a pandemic to social unrest and a close call with WW3. Now, archeologists in Egypt have unsealed the first of 59 wooden sarcophagi that date to around 2,500 years ago. Understandably, the internet is losing its mind and freaking out (just a tad) about how 2020 is not the year to do that.
The first coffin, containing an ancient mummy, was cracked open in front of a live audience, including foreign dignitaries and members of the media. Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Dr. Khaled El-Enany, praised his colleagues for not letting Covid-19 stop them from unearthing the secrets of the Ancient World. The sarcophagi will be taken to the Grand Egyptian Museum where they will be displayed to the public.
All jokes aside, this is a huge historical moment and it’s reminding me why I love history so much. Personally, I’m jealous of anyone who will have the opportunity to see the sarcophagi in person. In the meantime, scroll on down…
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