Egyptian antiquarian authorities have announced the discovery of at least 100 ancient coffins, some with mummies, and about 40 gold statues in a giant pharaonic necropolis south of Cairo.
The seals and sculptures buried more than 2,500 years ago in the Seal were displayed at the feet of the Famous Step Pyramid of Jakoster.
Archaeologists opened a coffin inside which was a well-preserved mummy wrapped in cloth. He also showed X-raying showing the structures of ancient mummies to show how the body was preserved.
The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Khalid al-Anani, said at a news conference that the items date back to the Ptolemaic dynasty that ruled Egypt for about 300 years to 30BC and the Late Period (623–332BC) for almost 300 years. .
He said that they are building at least three Cairo museums, including the Grand Egypt Museum, near the famous Giza Pyramid in Egypt.
They said they would announce another discovery later this year in the Sakkara Necropolis. The famous necropolis is the latest in a series of archaeological finds in Egypt. Since September, antiquity officials have revealed at least 140 sealed sarcophagi in the same area of Sakkara, with the most being mummies.
“Shafts full of coffins, well-painted, well-painted, well-decorated,” Egyptian archaeologists told reporters on Saturday, Mustafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Entity, told reporters on Saturday.
The Sakkara site is part of the necropolis of Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt, which includes the Giza Pyramids, as well as the smaller pyramids of Abu Sir, Dahshur and Abu Rugesh. The ruins of Memphis were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the 1970s.
Egypt often repeats its archaeological discoveries in hopes of spreading the important tourism industry that has been recovering from political upheavals since the 2011 popular uprising that had long been associated with the autocratic Hosni Mubarak.
This year, the region was further shocked by the coronovirus epidemic.