'The mysterious black sarcophagus found in Egypt has been opened.
Speculation and mystery have surrounded the strange black granite box since it was found in Alexandria earlier this month. Some even suggested that it should not be opened, for fear that it could unleash a hideous curse.
It was found next to a giant alabaster head that served only to deepen the mystery of what was inside.
Now archaeologists have prised open the eldritch box to find it was filled with dirty water and three skeletons, according to Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities.
The water probably found its way into the box from a sewage trench, the ministry said. It may have caused the mummies to decompose and leave only their skeletons.
The bodies are probably those of warriors. One of the them appears to have a wound that is the result of being hit by an arrow, local experts said.
Some had hoped that the tomb could contain the body of Alexander The Great, which would help solve one of antiquity's greatest mysteries. But there is nothing to suggest that any of the skeletons belong to that famed warrior and empire builder.'
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