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Mysterious black sarcophagus found in Egypt

Mysterious black sarcophagus found in Egypt

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An enormous black sarcophagus has been discovered during an archaeological dig in Egypt alongside an eerie alabaster head. The mysterious coffin is 265cm (104in) long, 185cm (72in) tall, and 165cm (65in) wide, making it the largest that has ever been found in the city of Alexandria.It was discovered by an Egyptian archaeological mission after an ancient tomb dating back to the Ptolemaic period was uncovered during a construction dig.Construction laws in Egypt require developers to excavate the ground beneath their planned developments before building. Image: An alabaster head was found in the catacombs. Pic: Egypt Ministry of Antiquities Made of black granite, the sarcophagus was found five metres beneath the surface o...
Saudi Arabia vs Egypt: World Cup 2018 match preview, predicted line-ups, and more

Saudi Arabia vs Egypt: World Cup 2018 match preview, predicted line-ups, and more

Sports
GROUP A talkSPORT looks ahead to the Group A clash on Monday Saudi Arabia and Egypt are both looking to end their World Cup 2018 with victories as they bow out in Group A. The two nations have been eliminated but will want a triumph to at least put a gloss on their time at tournament. Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah look frustrated against Russia. You can hear the encounter live on talkSPORT 2 at 3pm. What the managers are saying Juan Antonio Pizzi (Saudi Arabia): “We’ve seen that certain concepts work, we’ve seen alternatives, we’ve tried to bring in new players as well, and this experience that we have had specifically in the run-up to this World Cup has been very important. “We will focus on the Asian Cup and I ...
Russia on brink of last 16 with win over Egypt – highlights & report

Russia on brink of last 16 with win over Egypt – highlights & report

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Russia moved to the brink of qualifying for the last 16 of the World Cup after the host nation beat Mohamed Salah's Egypt in St Petersburg.Russia, who beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their opening game, took the lead thanks to a bizarre 47th-minute own goal from Ahmed Fathi, who diverted Roman Zobnin's shot into his own net.Denis Cheryshev doubled Russia's advantage after he finished from Mario Fernandes' pull-back, before Artem Dzyuba sealed the victory with a fine individual goal. Liverpool forward Salah, playing for the first ...
Salah will be fit to play some part at World Cup, say Egypt

Salah will be fit to play some part at World Cup, say Egypt

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah will be fit to play some part in Egypt's World Cup campaign, his country says.Salah injured his shoulder during Liverpool's Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on Saturday, prompting concerns he might miss the tournament.But Egypt's national team doctor has met Salah, and the country's football association said the striker's absence "will not exceed" three weeks. Egypt's opening World Cup fixture is against Uruguay on 15 June.Salah, 25, met the national team doctor and Egyptian FA president Hany Abu Rida in Spain on Wednesday.The Egyptian FA tweeted afterwards: "After the meeting of Abu Rida and the doctor of the national team in Spain today, the Footba...
At least 235 killed in 'horrific' attack at Egypt mosque

At least 235 killed in 'horrific' attack at Egypt mosque

World
At least 235 people were killed and 130 more injured in an attack at a mosque during Friday prayers in northern Sinai in Egypt, according to Egyptian state news agency MENA. A Sinai-based reporter told ABC News that the casualties included children and elders. An eyewitness described the perpetrators as having stationed themselves at the mosque's three exits and deliberately attacking those who tried to escape the building, as well as passing vehicles, after first shooting some who were "kneeling in prayer." "The sight was horrific," the witness, Ibrahim Shetewy, told ABC News in Arabic, adding, "We carried whoever we found alive and took them in pickups and private cars until more ambulances could come and help." Shetewy described the mosque in question as one frequented by travelers...