There were enough people that feared some mummy movie hex, that Waziri addressed the possibility of a curse with the media. "We've opened it and, thank god, the world has not fallen into darkness," he said. "I was the first to put my whole head inside the sarcophagus... and here I stand before you."
Shaaban Abdel Amonem, a mummification specialist on site, said the three entombed bodies were probably soldiers. One skull contains a crack that experts surmise could have been the result of an arrow. The team also found an alabaster bust inside the sarcophagus, but the details were weathered past the point of recognition.
The remains have been taken to the National Museum of Alexandria for further study and conservation.