What makes this ancient treasure even more extraordinary is that it has not been opened in 2,000 years, according to Smithsonian Magazine. Looters have managed to scour through multiple tombs over the centuries, but this large burial case has remained sealed with mortar. Found 16 feet below ground, the tomb is thought to date back to the Ptolemaic period (around 305 to 30 B.C). A worn down alabaster bust was found near the sarcophagus, possibly of the man inside the tomb, but the…
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