Egypt finds nearly thirty 2,500-year-old coffins
Cairo, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Egyptian archaeologists have so far found 27 intact coffins 2,500 years old inside the Saqqara necropolis, which belonged to Memphis, Egypt's first capital, experts said.
The sealed Sarcophagis, which retain some of their original colors, were found inside a newly-discovered well at a sacred site in Saqqara, south of the capital, Cairo, where researchers also found several niches, said Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, who anticipated details of the event on his Facebook profile.
Saqqara was an active burial ground for more than 3,000 years and is designated Unesco World Heritage Site.
The specialist trusts that more chests with similar characteristics will appear and announced that he will reveal details in a forthcoming press conference.
The Egyptian Minister of the sector, Khaled El-Anani, visited the site in Saqqara and praised the workers efforts who had to take additional measures due to the Covid-19 scourges, adding to the scorching heat of the summer season.
Everything seems to indicate that the coffins were not opened from the moment they decided to shelter them in that old cemetery, he said.
There the stepped pyramid shines, considered the first of those works and prototype of Cheops, the only wonder of the ancient world that remains.
Today our grandparents come back to life, he stressed in his Facebook post, which he accompanied with photographs inside the wells.
From 1993 to the present we have been able to dust and study the tombs of creatures considered sacred to our ancestors, among them felines, beetles, all subjected to the mummification process, Yosef commented in previous statements to Prensa Latina.
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