[ UK /sɑːkˈɒfəɡəs/ ]
[ US /sɑɹˈkɑfəɡəs/ ]
  1. a stone coffin (usually bearing sculpture or inscriptions)
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How To Use sarcophagus In A Sentence

  • During her studies she worked with the British Museum examining the paints used on the sarcophagus of an Egyptian mummy to find out how the ancients had created a new colour.
  • Radioactive remnants of the failed reactor linger inside the so-called sarcophagus, a 24-story concrete and steel encasement hastily erected after the accident. Stunning Photos Of Chernobyl 25 Years Later
  • To the top of the surbase is fourteen feet from the ground; on this rests a sarcophagus, seven feet three inches high, from which rises an obelisk forty-two feet eight inches in height, and the apex is two feet one inch. The Backwoods of Canada Being Letters From The Wife of an Emigrant Officer, Illustrative of the Domestic Economy of British America
  • Over another ruin to the west are graffiti, of which copies from squeezes and photographs are here given: there are two loculi in the southern wall; and in the south-eastern corner is a pit, also sunk for a sarcophagus. The Land of Midian
  • A great lord was buried in a sarcophagus: the body was in a coffin, which in turn was in a larger stone casing that was usually decorated.
  • The raiding party had taken with them only the simplest of tools: but as they dug into the mound over the sarcophagus they were soon stopped by the heavy stonework.
  • He accused the team of being unethical in implementing their forensic examination, as well as disregarding the use of scientific procedures while removing the fragile mummy from its golden sarcophagus.
  • The lunette to the left in the chapel, located above the marble sarcophagus with an effigy carved in the likeness of the deceased courtesan reclining on top, shows Mary Magdalen Borne Up by Angels.
  • A Twelfth Dynasty mummified princess, enclosed for eternity in a huge stone sarcophagus, is about to take a long voyage to Cairo as part of a routine museum exchange. The Bone Vault: Summary and book reviews of The Bone Vault by Linda Fairstein.
  • The only funerary trousseaux that remain intact are those of Hetepheres, mother of Cheops, which, it seems, were buried once again in the vicinity of the grand pyramid, and of Iahhetep I, whose sarcophagus was discovered by Mariette on the left bank of Thebes. Exhibit of Egyptian Queens
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