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Egypt Has Decided To Open 2,000-Year-Old Sarcophagus—And We All Know How This Ends 😱

Egypt Has Decided To Open 2,000-Year-Old Sarcophagus—And We All Know How This Ends 😱
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Archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old sarcophagus in Alexandria, Egypt—and against all better judgment and apparently, every warning put forth by The Mummy franchise, they've decided to open up the mysterious giant black coffin, leaving people on the interwebs shooketh to the core. 

According to ScienceAlert, it's the coffin's size that really makes it stand out from other finds: 

  At 185 cm (72.8 inches) tall, 265 cm (104.3 inches) long, and 165 cm (65 inches) wide, it's the biggest ever found in Alexandria.


Oh, yeah, and there's like, that large alabaster head they found in the same underground tomb. Experts think it may be a bust of whoever is buried there, but Twitter had another idea:

And Insider reports that:

  'Experts have not yet determined to whom the tomb belongs,' Mostafa Waziri, the ministry's general secretary, told Yahoo News earlier this month.

As soon as the sarcophagus pic hit Twitter, people started clapping back with warnings and fears...

...prognostications...

...and jokes—lots of jokes:  

Some remembered the best advice they ever got from the movies:

Others balanced their pragmatism and calls to open the box with acknowledgements that, well, ya know, we're all probably gonna die:

TBH, at times it was hard to tell whether folks were talking about Trump or whatever might be inside the black box:

But as Insider says: