More than a hundred 2,500-year-old sarcophagi found in Egypt

More than a hundred 2,500-year-old sarcophagi found in Egypt

Archaeologists have found dozens of sarcophagi with mummies again

The antiquities found in Saqqara date back to the Ptolemaic era and the Late Kingdom.

The Egyptian authorities announced the discovery of at least 100 ancient sarcophagi, some of them found mummies, Interfax reported on November 15. Also among the finds are about 40 gilded statues.

Archaeological finds were made on the territory of a large necropolis in Saqqara, south of Cairo, which thundered all over the world in early autumn. About this in detail in the material Mummies return.

Egyptian Antiquities Minister Khaled El-Anani said that the discovered sarcophagi belong to the Ptolemaic era (320 – 30 BC) and the period of the Late Kingdom (664 – 332 BC).

The brightly decorated sarcophagi were displayed in a special exhibition at the foot of the Djoser pyramid. Archaeologists discovered one of them and showed a well-preserved mummy. They also carried out an X-ray analysis of the mummies, which showed their condition and structure.

In the near future, the Egyptian authorities will announce other archaeological finds made during excavations at Saqqara.

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