24 July 2019 12:34 AM

Archaeologists stress importance of Alexandria ancient tomb, sarcophagus

Thursday، 19 July 2018 - 12:43 PM

Egyptian archaeologists stressed on Wednesday 18/7/2018 the importance of the Ptolemaic tomb and the large black granite sarcophagus that have been discovered during an archaeological inspection on a privately owned plot of land in Sidi Gaber, Alexandria.

President of the Antiquities Association in Alexandria Mona Haggag said the discovered sarcophagus was 3 meters tall and is not believed to be for Alexander the Great as it carried no inscriptions.

According to sources, the tomb of Alexander the Great is located at the royal district between Mahatet el Raml and Shatby neighborhoods in Alexandria, Haggag explained.

Meanwhile, former director of the Central Department of Underwater Antiquities Mohamed Abd el Maguid said the tomb of Alexander the Great is most likely located near Azarita neighborhood in Alexandria not in Sidi Gaber.

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