The ‘elixir of life’ was found inside an Egyptian sarcophagus; the Egyptian govt has said that the brown liquid is sewage water
The Hush Post: Thousands of people are yearning to drink a 2,000-year-old liquid found in an Egyptian sarcophagus claiming liquid to be “elixir of life”.
Recently, the researchers had unearthed a burial site in Alexandria of Egypt, and they found that the corpse was immersed in a strange liquid, a report said.
The discovery sent the rumour mills and conspiracy theorists on overdrive claiming that the brown liquid inside the granite sarcophagus is everything from the “elixir of life” to “Mummy juice”, the report said.
But, the Egyptian government’s Antiquities Ministry has issued a statement over the weekend clarifying that the liquid inside the stone coffin was neither of those things nor is it the fabled “red mercury”. The Ministry’s statement said that it was nothing but sewage, it was reported.
It was also said in the statement that the tomb and the stone sarcophagus inside it did not contain the remains of Alexander the Great as people have started to speculate. Archaeologists have started to work on the remains to find out more about the bones and liquid, a report carried by Time said.
Since the time this tomb was first unearthed earlier this month, several people have warned of the curses that would be unleashed upon the world if the sarcophagus was opened. These claims were also reportedly rubbished by the Ministry in the statement.
A report in the Independent said that the sarcophagus itself is made of black granite and three skeletons were found inside it. As for the water, it is likely to be simply sewage water that seeped into the coffin, decomposing the mummy inside.
Several people have even begun an online petition to access the water.
“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,” the petition read.
Alexander the Great, ruler and builder of empires died young, but in spite of being one of the most well-known kings of old, has no tomb or memorial anywhere. History says that he wished his corpse be thrown into the Euphrates River, but certain historians seem to believe that his people actually put his body in a tomb and that it will be found someday, the report said.