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Sarcophagus and Mummy of Sidonian King Tabnit

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Published on Jun 18, 2011

From about 500BC. The inscription says:

I, Tabnit, priest of Astarte, king of Sidon, the son of Eshmunazar, priest of Astarte, king of Sidon, am lying in this sarcophagus.
Whoever you are, any man that might find this sarcophagus,
don't, don't open it and don't disturb me,
for no silver is gathered with me, no gold is gathered with me, nor anything of value whatsoever,
only I am lying in this sarcophagus.
Don't, don't open it and don't disturb me,
for this thing is an abomination to Astarte.
And if you do indeed open it and do indeed disturb me,
may you not have any seed among the living under the sun,
nor a resting-place with the Rephaites.


So... it worked for 2500 years or so, but now we've opened it and put his mummy in a glass case just beside. I feel slightly less bad considering that Tabnit was not the original inhabitant of the sarcophagus, so I guess this is just really really delayed karma?

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