This ancient black granite sarcophagus was discovered not too long ago in the city of Alexandria, Egypt. It dates back to the Ptolemaic period which lasted from 305 BC to 30 BC and it was officially discovered by none other than the general secretary of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Mostafa Waziri himself.
As you can already tell by now, this 8.7-foot-long (2.65m) and 5.4 feet wide sarcophagus instantly became iconic to the masses as it is by far the largest sarcophagus ever discovered in Alexandria.
It was discovered around 16.4 feet below the surface and thanks to a layer of mortar it was reported that this sarcophagus hadn’t been touched in well over a thousand years or so.
But that’s not all as experts have also come across a massive alabaster head too here which experts believe to have been constructed for the giant that originally owned the tomb.
Giants have been prevalently mentioned on several occasions all over Egypt’s history so this was not that surprising, but what was surprising is the fact that according to this new discovery King Khasekhemui, who ruled over Egypt around 2690 BC was a giant himself, standing tall at 2.44 – 2.60m tall.
This does shine some light on the overall culture of the Egyptians as they were always known for being extremely progressive so them actually choosing a Giant as a ruler isn’t all that surprising at the end of the day.