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Thousands sign up to drink rancid tomb water


Posted on Monday, 23 July, 2018 | Comment icon 187 comments

Don't drink what's inside this coffin... seriously... Image Credit: Facebook / Egypt Ministry of Antiquities
A petition has been launched to encourage people to drink the water from a 2,000-year-old sarcophagus.
The ludicrous petition concerns the recent unearthing of a large, black granite coffin at a dig site in Alexandria, Egypt which contains three decomposed skeletons submerged in sewage.

The individual who launched the petition, who goes by the name 'Innes mck' on change.org, maintains that the sarcophagus is 'cursed' and that drinking its contents will help people 'assume its powers'.

"We need to drink the red liquid from the cursed dark sarcophagus in the form of some sort of carbonated energy drink so we can assume its powers and finally die," he wrote.

The liquid is of course raw sewage that has been festering in the coffin for centuries. Attempting to drink it would almost certainly make a person extremely ill, if not extremely dead.

Incredibly, despite this, the petition has so far managed to rack up over 18,000 signatures.

"I just want to try the juice," wrote one user. "Thirsty," another quipped.

Suffice to say, the entire thing is almost certainly little more than a trolling exercise.

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (187)

Tags: Egypt, Sarcophagus

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #178 Posted by justin3651 on 23 August, 2018, 2:50
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Comment icon #179 Posted by susieice on 23 August, 2018, 3:35
Thinking about these pictures. If that's a sewer and some type of pipe, look how close they came to this sarcophagus when they installed them. They would have needed to dig that area out well. Weren't there things found outside, like a marble bust. Just a thought.
Comment icon #180 Posted by seanjo on 23 August, 2018, 10:57
What you saw was a pit that has dried out in the Egyptian Sun. Egypt has seasons.  
Comment icon #181 Posted by seanjo on 23 August, 2018, 11:01
Whose to say it didn't, or doesn't? Maybe that's why they never got a whiff until they opened it, because of the pervading smell.
Comment icon #182 Posted by seanjo on 23 August, 2018, 11:09
I'm wondering if the second picture is a Roman Sewer.
Comment icon #183 Posted by Swede on 23 August, 2018, 17:51
Of interest: https://www.livescience.com/63384-black-sarcophagus-alexandria-inions.html .
Comment icon #184 Posted by susieice on 23 August, 2018, 19:53
This is interesting. The hole drilled in the skull of the male showed signs of having healed long before death. Since it was rarely done in Egypt, could that indicate travel or wealth? This is the first I've heard of the engravings. Interesting indeed!
Comment icon #185 Posted by susieice on 23 August, 2018, 19:55
If it was Roman, it would have been installed after the Ptolemy's. The sarcophagus is believe to have been buried between 304 BC to 30 BC, when Cleopatra died. Rome attained Egypt on her death.
Comment icon #186 Posted by susieice on 23 August, 2018, 19:57
No masks until after the sarcophagus was opened. There was no mention of an odor until then although it was uncovered 2 weeks before it was opened.
Comment icon #187 Posted by susieice on 23 August, 2018, 19:59
I see your points seanjo, but the pit wasn't opened that long and deep enough to be out of direct sunlight. Just still have questions about the sewage.


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