59 wooden coffins unearthed in Egypt 2500 years ago were either priests or officials

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 59 wooden coffins unearthed in Egypt 2500 years ago were either priests or officials


This archaeological discovery is located in the Saqqara area of Giza province. Two mummies are completely preserved in two coffins opened at the site.

In an interview with Xinhua News Agency reporters at the scene, Egyptian Minister of tourism and cultural relics Khalid anani said that this is an important archaeological discovery in the Saqqara area. The unearthed wooden coffins are well preserved, and there are still some wooden coffins waiting to be excavated in the site.

Mustafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Committee of cultural relics of Egypt, told reporters that the burial depth of these wooden coffins was 10 meters to 12 meters underground. When unearthed, they were completely sealed and the surface of the wooden coffins was painted. At the same time as the wooden coffin, there are also some statues of ancient Egyptian gods.

In 2019, 30 wooden coffins were unearthed from a single tomb in Luxor, southern Egypt.

Saqqara is the core site of ancient Egyptian civilization. The pyramids of many pharaohs and the tombs of many nobles are located here, including the oldest step pyramid.

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