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  • Healing injuries
  • Reviving the dead


A Sarcophagus is a piece of Goa'uld technology.


The sarcophagus is capable of reviving the dead and healing them off all injuries. (Stargate) It can also reverse the process done to turn a human into a Jaffa. (SG1: "Hathor") If a healthy human uses the sarcophagus is causes an addictive effect, altering the adrenaline, electrolyte and endorphin levels and the Kidneys and Liver. It also has other effects like reducing the need for the use of glasses for vision and making a user physically stronger. It also alters the mind of a long term user making them aggressive and paranoid. (SG1: "Need") Certain forms of energy can cause and overload in the sarcophagus resulting in it exploding or being damaged beyond repair. (SG1: "Hathor", "Need")


Telchak created the first sarcophagus after studying the Ancient Healing device. (SG1: "Evolution, Part 1") The Tok'ra do not use the sarcophagus as it alters the mind. (SG1: "The Tok'ra, Part 1") Marduk was trapped inside his sarcophagus with a creature that was eating him alive as the sarcophagus continued to try to keep him alive. Marduk took the creature as a host to survive. (SG1: "The Tomb") Hathor was kept inside a sarcophagus in a temple house in Mexico since around 0 A.D. (SG1: "Hathor") Around 1300 Pyrus killed the Goa'uld ruling his planet and started using the sarcophagus to extend his own life. (SG1: "Need") Ra used his sarcophagus to revive Daniel Jackson and Jackson later used it to revive Sha're. (Stargate) Hathor was eventually released from the sarcophagus that when found later was sent to Daniel Jackson. Samantha Carter, Teal'c and Dr. Janet Fraiser put Jack O'Neill into Hathor's sarcophagus to undo the process of turning him into a Jaffa; Hathor attacked them, using her Hand device which caused the sarcophagus to overload and explode. (SG1: "Hathor") Klorel was put into his sarcophagus by Bra'tac after he was killed as a means of buying time to stop an attack on Earth. Jackson used Klorel's sarcophagus to heal his fatal Staff weapon wound, allowing him to escape the ship before it was destroyed. (SG1: "Within the Serpent's Grasp", "The Serpent's Lair")

Jackson was healed in a sarcophagus when he was injured as SG-1 was trying to escape from imprisonment by Shyla. She convinced him to continue using the sarcophagus and he became addicted to its effects. After a withdrawal, he returned and convinced Shyla to destroy the sarcophagus. (SG1: "Need") A team from the Russian Stargate program opened the sarcophagus that Marduk was trapped in and released Marduk in the creature he had taken as host, (SG1: "The Tomb") SG-3 discovered a guarded sarcophagus on a planet and O'Neill later suggested they steal it to save Jackson's life. (SG1: "Meridian") O'Neill was tortured and killed by Ba'al many times, being revived in a sarcophagus each time. (SG1: "Abyss") Yu, suffering from old age and unable to take a new host, began using his sarcophagus most of the time. (SG1: "Fallen")