After opening the 30-ton (27,000 kg) coffin, the experts have found three decomposed bodies that were lying in a pool of sewage water inside the stone coffin.
A handout photo made available by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquitiesshows workers preparing to open the black granite sarcophagus that was discovered in Sidi Gaber district, Alexandria, Egypt, 19 July 2018.
"BAFFLED archaeologists who found a 2,000-year-old mysterious black granite tomb in an Egyptian city where Alexander the Great is believed to be buried have pried it open two weeks after it was dug up", according to the British news website Express.
"We found the bones of three people, in what looks like a family burial".
The box itself weight 27 tonnes, and is nearly three metres long, the largest structure of its kind ever found intact.
The massive tomb was found more than 15 feet below the ground, and archaeologists believe it had not been opened since originally being sealed, due to a layer of mortar between the lid and body, the Ministry of Antiquities said.
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The sarcophagus is moved from the site in Alexandria Egypt
Mr Waziri said it was unlikely the remains found this week belonged to any notable members of the Ptolemaic dynasty (332 BC-30 BC) associated with Alexander the Great, or the subsequent Roman era. One cracked skull reportedly indicates an arrow injury.
The skeletons and sarcophagus are being transferred to the Alexandria National Museum, where experts will try to determine the cause of death and the approximate age of the skeletons.
Their identity is still a mystery, although it is possible the alabaster bust was of the tomb's owner.
The prospect of opening the long-sealed sarcophagus had stirred fears in Egyptian media that it could unleash a 1000-year curse.
"We've opened it and, thank god, the world has not fallen into darkness", he said. Many people also said that it must have been the tomb of some important person, who lived between 323BC and 30BC, as granite was not used for any average person in those days.
"I was the first to put my whole head inside the sarcophagus.and here I stand before you".
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