Mysteries, it may be said, are hidden at every nook and corner of Egypt! There, the Archaeologists recently discovered 13 coffins, all of which are nearly 2,500 years old. Those have been unearthed from a cemetery in a place, called Saqqara, in the Sahara Desert…. The site is located about 30km south of the Egyptian Capital of Cairo. Currently, researches are underway on these coffins, and various pieces of information are also coming up!
The Researchers have claimed that these coffins were sealed around 2,500 years ago. Hence, they are still in quite good condition. Even, the shades of the wooden coffins have still retained! The Researchers also found several thousand Sarcophagi in the cemetery. (A Sarcophagus is a box-like funeral receptacle for a corpse, most commonly carved in stone, and usually displayed above ground, though it may also be buried.) These sealed Sarcophagi, bottle-shaped with human-like designs curved on them, were used during funerals.
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has stated that those coffins were stacked one on top of the other at the site, and found about 11mt beneath the ground. “It is an indescribable feeling when you witness a new archaeological discovery,” said Khaled Al-Anani, the Minister of Antiquities and Tourism.
In April 2020, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities had confirmed that Researchers discovered four wooden coffins, containing human mummies, and five limestone sarcophagi inside a 9mt deep underground burial shaft in Saqqara. They further recovered several small artefacts, including figurines and a small wooden obelisk painted with traditional Egyptian scenery, from the site. These discoveries would help the Archaeologists gather new information about the ancient Egyptian Culture in the coming days…
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