Egypt re­buts re­ports on liq­uid in sar­coph­a­gus

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Nation & World -

Egypt’s An­tiq­ui­ties Min­istry has re­sponded to re­cent me­dia re­ports about the na­ture of the liq­uid and the iden­tity of the skele­tal re­mains found in a re­cently opened large black gran­ite sar­coph­a­gus.

Satur­day’s state­ment by the 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. Spec­u­la­tions swirled since the 2,000-yearold sar­coph­a­gus was found ear­lier this month.

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