Ancient sarcophagus yields horrible-smelling secret

This picture released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities shows an ancient tomb dating back to the Ptolemaic period found in the Sidi Gaber district of Alexandria. (Getty Images)

Egyptian archaeologists have unsealed and opened a mysterious granite sarcophagus discovered on a construction site in Alexandria — only to find the remains of three mummies in a pool of leaked sewage water.

Photos released Thursday evening by Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities show a team of archaeologists...


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