In case you're unaware, according to the movies, opening an ancient sarcophagus is a really, really, really stupid idea.

Earlier this month, scientists and archaeologists unearthed a 2,000-year-old black granite sarcophagus in Alexandria, Egypt, that had never been opened.

Its contents are a mystery, but it's even been suggested that it could be the long lost tomb of Alexander the Great. Alongside the sarcophagus was a ghostly alabaster head.

The decision has been taken to open the ancient coffin, which have understandably caused many social media users to worry that it could unleash a curse.

Some have pointed out that things like this never go well in the movies.

Others wonder whether it's really just a big ploy to get people to the movies in the first place.

Others went straight for the big guns.

Others commented on how similar the situation was to a video game.

Some people just decided they'd speculate on the contents.

Others thought the whole thing was a really good idea.

Open it!

Others welcomed the mummy with open arms.

Some just noted that the world is chaotic enough as it is, thank you very much.

Whatever happens, people are ready for it.

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