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Egypt unveils largest archaeological discovery in 2020 with over 100 intact sarcophagi
Published in Amwal Al Ghad on 15 - 11 - 2020

Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced the discovery of at least 100 ancient coffins and 40 gilded statues of Saqqara goddess Ptah Soker in Egypt's Saqqara Necropolis.
Excavations conducted by the Egyptian archaeological mission working in the Saqqara Necropolis resulted in the discovery of three 12- metre deep shafts, closed for more than 2,500 years, containing 100 intact, sealed and painted anthropoid coffins.
The discovery was displayed during a makeshift exhibit at the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, where they also carried out X‐raying to show the structures of the ancient mummy and how it was preserved.

Source: Associated Press
Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced the discovery of at least 100 ancient coffins and 40 gilded statues of Saqqara goddess Ptah Soker in Egypt's Saqqara Necropolis.
The discovery was displayed during a makeshift exhibit at the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, where they also carried out X‐raying to show the structures of the ancient mummy and how it was preser
Saqqara has yet to reveal all of its contents. It is a treasure," Antiquities and Tourism Minister Khaled al-Anani said at the unveiling ceremony
"It is a great discovery in 2020, but this will not be the last one. We have discovered only one per cent of the antiquities buried in the Saqqara Necropolis," he noted.
The coffins will distributed among the Cairo Museum in Tahrir, the Grand Egyptian Museum, and the National Museum of Egyptian civilization.

Saqqara, home to more than a dozen pyramids, ancient monasteries, and animals burial sites, is a vast necropolis of the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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