The fear of the curse of the Pharaohs did not stop archaeologists from opening the "Ark of Alexandria," and found no remains of Alexander the Great inside, but found a wondrous red liquid inside.
Soon after the liquid was found, the team rushed to sample it with water purification equipment, to analyze it, and to detect its components.
Mustafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told a news conference at the site of the coffin finding the contents of the coffin, confirming that it was a collective burial place for three people from one family.
The secrets of embalming in the era of the pharaohs, especially those related to the chemical components of the oils used by the ancient Egyptians in the embalming of their dead, became close to detection, after the new archaeological discovery.
Archaeologists have announced that they found a workshop used for mummification in the era of the pharaohs, dating back to 2500 BC, in an ancient cemetery near the Egyptian pyramids south of Cairo.
"Scientists hope the discovery will reveal more about the mysteries of embalming in the 26-year-old family of ancient Egypt," Egyptian Antiquities Ministry officials said.
The black coffin in Egypt, about 185 cm long, was found at a construction site in Alexandria five meters below the ground.
The world is waiting to open this coffin, and is due to be opened by archaeologists in the coming days, which is likely to be opened at the discovery site because of the difficulty of being transferred as one piece, according to The Guardian.
According to officials of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, the coffin dates back to the Ptolemaic period, which began with the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC. The division of the Greek military leaders into his empire was signed by Egypt under the command of Ptolemy, who inherited his rule for his children.
A gang specializing in the smuggling of antiquities helped the Egyptian police to discover a large archaeological site after their arrest in Minya governorate in Upper Egypt.
The gang was specialized in archaeological excavations and was engaged in a stealth excavation in the village of Chiba Eastern Department of Abu Bakrqas Center in Menia.