Anne Rice's Thoughts About That Mysterious Egyptian Sarcophagus

Because sometimes truth is stranger than fiction- a mysterious black sarcophagus has been unearthed in Egypt, and no one knows who's it is.  Okay, well, maybe Anne Rice does.

Anne Rice's Thoughts About That Mysterious Egyptian Sarcophagus
Author Anne Rice at a book signing in San Francisco, photo by Mary Anne Butler

Back on July 1st, the General Secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Dr. Mostafa Waziri announced that a spectacular find had been uncovered in Alexandria. A previously unknown tomb revealed an alabaster bust of a person, along with a black sarcophagus.

An Egyptian archaeological mission from the Supreme Council of Antiquities uncovered an ancient tomb dating back to the…

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The mistress of vampire voice of generations of children of the night commented on the situation via twitter, in a response to her son Christopher Rice, who is also an author.  But first, a little background on why her tweet matters in context.

If you didn't know, Anne is not unfamiliar with the Egyptian dead, having written "Ramses: The Damned" in 1989. The novel followed Ramses, former Pharaoh who was given the gift/curse of everlasting life. He was teacher to Cleopatra, and eventually sealed himself up in a tomb after her loss. He's brought back into consciousness by sunlight in Victorian England; romantic and supernatural adventures ensue.

After so long, it was a delightful surprise when Anne announced that she was teaming up with her son to revisit the character in a sequel, "Ramses The Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra" published in 2017.

So yesterday, Christopher tweeted to Anne, his exclimation of "MOOOOOOOOOOOOM" along with a link about the find probably one of the cutest things:

She then responded, in true Anne Rice fashion:

The internet has been quick to offer their take on the situation, from Indiana Jones and The Mummy (the good one) comparisons to reasons why opening it would be a good idea.

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Mary Anne ButlerAbout Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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