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Egypt: 13 coffins with over 2500-year-old mummies inside discovered in Saqqara

By: The Press Reporter Internet Desk | New Delhi |

September 12, 2020 8:47:42 pm


The coffins had been so effectively preserved that the unique design and ache had been nonetheless clearly seen. (Twitter/KhaledElEnany6)

Archeologists in Egypt have unearthed 13 coffins believed to include the stays of human mummies that had been buried greater than 2,500 years in the past. The coffins, intricately painted and beforehand unopened had been found in a burial effectively on the historic web site of Saqqara, positioned 20 miles south of Cairo, CNN reported.

Based on a Fb submit shared by Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the coffins had been stacked one on high of the opposite and had been buried almost 40 toes beneath the bottom. The coffins had been so effectively preserved that the unique design and ache had been nonetheless clearly seen.

The coffins had been found simply because the Egyptian authorities reopened museums and archaeological websites, which had been closed following the onset of the coronavirus pandemic.

“[It’s] an indescribable feeling whenever you witness a brand new archeological discovery,” Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Antiquities and Tourism stated in a tweet earlier this week earlier than the invention was made public.

 

Earlier in April, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities had introduced one other discovery of 4 wood coffins containing human mummies. They had been discovered, together with 5 limestone sarcophagi inside a nine-meter deep underground burial shaft in Saqqara.

A number of small artifacts, together with collectible figurines and a small wood obelisk painted with conventional Egyptian scenes, had been additionally recovered. Archaeologists are anticipated to make a variety of new discoveries on the web site within the following weeks, CNN reported.

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