Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed one other trove of historical coffins in an unlimited necropolis south of Cairo, authorities mentioned Monday.
The Tourism and Antiquities Ministry mentioned in a press release that archaeologists discovered the gathering of vibrant, sealed sarcophagi buried greater than 2,500 years in the past on the Saqqara necropolis.
Mostafa Waziri, secretary common of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, mentioned greater than 80 coffins have been discovered.
Archaeologists additionally discovered vibrant, gilded picket statues, the ministry mentioned. Details of the brand new discovery might be introduced in a information convention on the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser, it mentioned.
Egypt has sought to publicize its archaeological finds in an effort to revive its key tourism sector, which was badly hit by the turmoil that adopted the 2011 rebellion. The sector was additionally dealt an additional blow this 12 months by the coronavirus pandemic.
Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly and Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khalid el-Anany toured the world and inspected the brand new discovery, which got here simply over two weeks after the ministry revealed 59 sealed sarcophagi, with mummies inside most of them, in the identical space of Saqqara.
The Saqqara website is a part of the necropolis at Egypt’s historical capital of Memphis that features the famed Giza Pyramids, in addition to smaller pyramids at Abu Sir, Dahshur and Abu Ruwaysh. The ruins of Memphis have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage website in 1970s.
The plateau hosts at the very least 11 pyramids, together with the Step Pyramid, together with tons of of tombs of historical officers and different websites that vary from the first Dynasty (2920-2770 B.C.) to the Coptic interval (395-642).
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