Egypt discovers 2,500-year-old intact coffins


Cairo, September 7

Egyptian authorities introduced the invention of a group of greater than 13 intact sealed coffins courting again to 2,500 years in the past.

The coffins had been discovered at an archaeological web site in Saqqara necropolis in Giza, Xinhua information company quoted the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities as saying in an announcement on Sunday.

The coffins, together with three sealed niches, had been unearthed inside an 11-meter-deep shaft, in keeping with the assertion.

Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany and Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), visited the location on Sunday and inspected the excavation work within the shaft.

“The discovery marks the largest number of coffins found in one burial place since the discovery of the Asasif Cachette,” the Minister mentioned, referring to the invention of 30 historical coffins in October 2019 at Asasif cemetery in Upper Egypt’s Luxor Province.

“The discovery in Saqqara includes a wonderful collection of coloured wooden coffins whose colours and inscriptions are still in a good condition despite the passage of 2,500 years,” Waziri, who leads the Egyptian archaeological mission in Saqqara, informed Xinhua.

Waziri mentioned the precise variety of the unearthed coffins, in addition to the identification and titles of their homeowners, haven’t but been decided, however they are going to be came upon within the coming few days because the excavation work nonetheless continues.

“The mission continues excavation work on the site and it is expected to result in many other new discoveries of shafts, coloured wooden coffins and statues,” the SCA chief added.

Initial research revealed that the coffins are utterly sealed and haven’t been opened since they had been buried contained in the shaft, in keeping with the Ministry. IANS



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