Engineers are working out how to open what is thought to be the largest sarcophagus ever found in the Egyptian port city of Alexandria.
The sarcophagus was found buried five metres below the surface, reports Fox News.
"It is hard to lift the sarcophagus up as it weighs about 30 tons and the place is very tight, so we might have to open it inside the tomb, lift the lid up first and then lift the body of the tomb", Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told CBS News. Archeologists also found a large alabaster head, which may belong to the owner of the tomb.
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For thousands of years, similar Egyptian tombs have been plundered by grave robbers, so when archeologists have made similar discoveries in the past, sarcophagi have often been found ripped open.
They belonged to an unidentified Ancient Egyptian Princess and the head and body of a crocodile from the River Nile.
In February, archaeologists found a hidden network of tombs south of Cairo in the Minya Governorate, which - like the giant granite sarcophagus - have probably lain untouched for 2,000 years.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.