There’s a discovery coming out of Egypt that I had to share with you all. The following information is from Aljazeera.
Egyptian officials have discovered roughly 100 ancient coffins—some with mummies and others with 40 gilded statues—at Saqqara Necropolis, an ancient burial ground that’s south of Cairo, Egypt. Statues that were buried more than 2,500 years ago were discovered, and archaeologists also opened a coffin with a well-preserved mummy wrapped inside.
Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Anany advised that the discovered items date back to the Ptolemaic dynasty that ruled Egypt from 320 BC to 30 BC, as well as the Late Period (664-332 BC).
Since September, authorities revealed that 140 sealed sarcophagi, with mummies inside most of them, have been found in Saqqara. Minister El-Anany stated the following:
“Saqqara has yet to reveal all of its contents. It is a treasure.”
“Excavations are still under way. Whenever we empty a burial shaft of sarcophagi, we find an entrance to another.”
This was very interesting news. I’ll keep you all updated on any new findings.
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