As Egypt’s tourist sites reopen, archaeologists discover 13 mysterious mummies


London (CNN) – Egypt has revealed a mysterious collection of coffins that are believed to have sealed human mummies for over 2,500 years.

According to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, 13 unofficial coffins, which were found stacked on top of each other about 40 feet (12 m) deep, clearly show the original detailed design and color.

Archaeologists, who discovered an ancient site in Saqqara, located about 20 miles south of the Egyptian capital, and also home to sites including the world’s oldest-known step pyramid, are in the coming days Hope to do more searches on the site.

The identity of the occupants inside the coffin is still a mystery.

Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

In a Twitter post, Egyptian Tourism and Antiques Minister Khalid El-Enani said it was “an indescribable feeling when you witness a new archeological discovery.”

The discovery comes a week after the reopening of its archaeological sites and museums after it was closed in March due to a global archaeological epidemic.

Tourism is important for the economy in Egypt, which welcomed more than 13.6 million visitors in 2019. More than a million people work in this area.

The tourism industry has been a big success due to Kovid-19.

The tourism industry has been a big success due to Kovid-19.

Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

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