Workers unearth coffin containing three mummies with sewage water and bones inside in Alexandria, Egypt July 19, 2018. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
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Egyptian archaeologists on Thursday dashed local hopes that a newly discovered ancient sarcophagus might contain the remains of Alexander the Great, finding instead the mummies of what appeared to be a family of three.Egypt's antiquities ministry had vigorously dismissed the chances of finding Alexander's remains inside the 30-ton sarcophagus and on Thursday its scepticism was vindicated.The prospect of opening the long-sealed sarcophagus had stirred fears in Egyptian media that it could unleash a 1,000-year curse.
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