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Egypt discovers newly treasure trove of ancient artifacts at Saqqara Necropolis
Published in Amwal Al Ghad on 31 - 05 - 2022

Egyptian archaeological mission discovered an abundance treasure of ancient Egyptian artifacts at Saqqara Necropolis near Cairo during fourth excavation season of the mission, Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, said on Monday.
The latest discoveries include 250 sealed coffins revealed from the "Cemetery of Sacred Animals" at Saqqara, Mostafa Waziri secretary-general of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities, said. He added that the coffins date back to late period, about 500 BC.
The treasure contains 150 bronze statues of the gods Anubis, Amun, Min, Osiris, Isis, Nefertum, Bastet, and Hathor along with a decapitated statue of the architect Imhotep, who built the Saqqara pyramid, he explained.
Waziri indicated that there is a papyrus has found in a good state of preservation inside one of the discovered burial wells, which may contain chapters from the Book of the Dead.
Egyptian archaeological mission began its work on the site in 2018, as it succeeded in discovering the unique tomb of the priest of the Fifth Dynasty.
In 2020, the mission also succeeded in discovering more than 100 closed wooden coffins, 40 statues of the god of the Saqqara cemetery Ptah Suker with gilded parts, and 20 wooden boxes of the god Horus.

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