26 November 2020 09:30 AM

Antiquities Minister announces new discovery in Egypt's Saqqara Necropolis

Saturday، 14 November 2020 - 01:59 PM

Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el Anani announced the Egyptian archaeological mission had succeeded in uncovering more than 100 closed coffins, dating back to the 26th dynasty along with 40 statues, colored and gold masks and 3 wells.

Excavations are still underway, Anani said during a press conference, held on Saturday 14/11/2020 to reveal the details about the biggest discovery at Saqqara Necropolis with Giza Governor Ahmed Rashed attending along with the participation of a number of foreign ambassadors and heads of the foreign archaeological missions working in Egypt.

A galaxy of actors and representatives from international and local media outlets also attended the gathering.

The number of the newly discovered coffins in the Saqqara Necropolis exceed the number of coffins recently discovered and announced in Saqqara in early October 2020.

A number of gold artifacts were unearthed as well as wooden statues and colored and gilded masks.

These discoveries will be moved for display at the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir, the Egyptian Grand Museum and the Egyptian Civilization Museum in el-Fustat neighborhood, the Egyptian official further said. 

MENA

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