59 SARCOPHAGE DISCOVERED IN EGYPT: 2600-year-old mummy looks “as if it was mummified yesterday”
Archaeologists have made a sensational find in Egypt. They discovered 59 well-preserved sarcophagi.
Archaeologists have discovered other well-preserved sarcophagi from ancient Egyptian times in the famous Sakkara tomb. A total of 59 coffins were found that had not been opened for almost 2,600 years, the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Chalid al-Anani told journalists on Saturday. They are in very good condition and have received their original color.Al-Anani said he was there when a coffin was opened. The mummy looked “as if it had just been mummified yesterday”. The sarcophagi belonged to priests and high officials from the late period of ancient Egypt.
According to Al-Anani, there are other coffins there that should also be recovered. The finds are to be exhibited in the new Great Egyptian Museum, which is being built near the pyramids of Giza.
The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced the discovery of 27 well-preserved coffins from the same period in Saqqara in September. The necropolis with the step pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser is located south of Cairo and is one of Egypt’s most famous cities of the dead.