26 arguments for and against opening Egypts new mystery sarcophagus
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Today in news that sounds like the premise of a new action movie, the Egyptian Ministry of Culture announced that an archeological dig unearthed an ancient tomb in Alexandria. The black granite sarcophagus contained in the tomb dates back to the Ptolemaic period (sometime between 323 and 30 BC), and its the largest discovery of its kind in the area. We dont know who or what is in it, and nobody has opened it before, which means humanity is facing a conundrum: do we open this thing or what?
I, for one, think its a terrible idea. Who knows whats in there? Why gamble our fates with a thing that screams I am cursed? We know what happened with Pandora. But a part of me, the always-online part thats already being slowly murdered by the…