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The largest Egyptian sarcophagus

The largest Egyptian sarcophagus has been identified in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, and now archaeologists are working to reassemble the red granite box.

Archaeologists are re-assembling the outermost of these nested sarcophagi, its size dwarfing the researchers working on it. It is more than 13 feet (4 meters) long, 7 feet (2.3 m) wide and towers more than 8 feet (2.5 m) above the ground. It was originally quite colorful and has a lid that is still intact.

“This as far as I know is about the largest of any of the royal sarcophagi,” said project director Edwin Brock, a research associate at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, in an interview with LiveScience.

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Story: Owen Jarus, LiveScience | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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