Thousands sign petition to let people DRINK red liquid found inside 2,000-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus believing it is the elixir of life while experts say it is just sewage water

  • Thousands sign petition to let people drink red liquid found inside sarcophagus
  • The 2,000-year-old Egyptian coffin was found earlier this month in Alexandria
  • Tongue-in-cheek petition created last week and now has over 11,000 signatures

A petition to let people drink from a red liquid found inside a 2,000-year-old Egyptian sarcophagus has received thousands of signatures.

Speculations about the large black granite sarcophagus quickly started after its opening in the coastal city of Alexandria earlier this month.

Yet Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry says the liquid is neither ‘juice for mummies that contains an elixir of life’ nor is it red mercury but only sewage water.

It also says the find doesn’t belong to any ancient rulers and the remains are undergoing restorations to reveal more. 

The tongue-in-cheek petition was created last week and now has over 11,000 signatures.  

Some suggest it belongs to the ancient Greek ruler, Alexander the Great. 

Others warned of ‘the curse’ opening it would unleash. These reports were dismissed by the ministry. 

epa06898439 Egyptian archaeologists display skulls of three decomposed mummies found inside a black granite sarcophagus that was discovered in Sidi Gaber district, Alexandria, Egypt, 19 July 2018. According to the ministry of antiquities statement, three decomposed mummies were found in the sarcophagus that was filled with sewer water. The sarcophagus unearthed 20 days earlier is made of black granite of about 265 meters in length and 185 cm in height. The 30-ton tomb was found at a depth of five meters beneath the surface of the land. EPA/STR

The petition encouraged people that they needed to ‘drink the red liquid from the cursed dark sarcophagus’ in order to ‘assume its powers’. 

People were quick to comment, with one writing: ‘We deserve the power of the Egyptian elite.’

Others said: ‘Who knows what divine powers this juice possesses’ and ‘the red liquid will unlock unlimited power’.

The mysterious ten foot (three-metre) long, 6.5ft (two metre) high coffin was found buried 16ft (five metres) beneath the ground of the city.

Egyptologists pried open the 30-ton (27,000 kg) sarcophagus to reveal three decomposed bodies.

None of the three mummies belong to a Ptolemaic or Roman royal family, as previously suggested. 

This conclusion is based on the coffins bearing no inscriptions or a cartouche displaying the occupant’s names

The lack of silver or gold metallic masks, statues, amulets or inscriptions also suggests they were not of high status.

The three mummies will now be moved to the Alexandria National Museum, while the coffin will be transferred to a military museum. 

Source dailymail.co.uk


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