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:
- Discovered in Alexandria— Schrödinger's Kat (@InParadoxState) July 12, 2018
- Is around 30 BC (year Cleopatra died)
- A big marble head that looks like Marc Anthony was found with it
- A giant, unusual and dramatic sarcophagus
Whoever could it be....?🤔
Guess who is back, b*tches! pic.twitter.com/v2zKzUkYM1
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...
We're already in a millennium of darkness. Perhaps this will reverse it.— Black Girl Reviews (@MovieBuffChick1) July 18, 2018
...and jokes—lots of jokes:
It can't get any darker than the state of American politics currently to be honest.— Zaheen Ahmad (@Supezman) July 18, 2018
*sarcophagus opens*— John Karalis 🇬🇷 (@RedsArmy_John) July 17, 2018
*evil spirit emerges*
MWAHAHAHA FINALLY.. AFTER CENTURIES AT REST, I, SUTEKH, HAVE RETURNED TO UNLEASH CHAOS UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU'VE EVER SE...
...did...did another unholy force beat me here?
YOU guys did this? Wow.. well.. nice job I guess?
Everyone: Trump is going to destroy the world!— Poetic Romantic (@Platinumsquire) July 17, 2018
Whatever is Inside: Hold my beer.
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:
Look, I realize that by saying this I am dooming myself to be among the first victims of whatever ancient beast emerges from it, but I don't buy the idea that there's anything in that sarcophagus other than a very old mummy. OF COURSE they should open it.— Mike Madden (@MikeMadden) July 17, 2018
TBH, at times it was hard to tell whether folks were talking about Trump or whatever might be inside the black box:
Its just Imhotep in there, he'll only bring the destruction of the world searching for Anck-su-namun if you open it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯— 🌊Prime Meister🌊 #BB20 (@Crassiux) July 18, 2018
It’s actually just superglued, someone unwittingly cracked that bad boy open November 2016. Oops.— #BecauseIDied (@BecauseIDied) July 18, 2018
But as Insider says: