2,500 yrs’ wooden coffins unearthed in Egypt anew!
Still retain original colors!
Published: 09:15 PM, 20 September 2020 Updated: 02:52 PM, 26 September 2020
Egypt's antiquities ministry announced Sunday that they have discovered 14 coffins have been lain buried for two and a half thousand years in Saqqara Necropolis, an Egyptian historical site located on the west bank of the Nile. The vast Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo is also part of the ancient capital of Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The burial shaft was found adjected to another shaft that was uncovered last week filled with 13 intact coffins.
The coffins are 2,500 years old and still retain some of their original colors.
The discovery was made by an Egyptian archaeological mission headed by Mustafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities at the Saqqara archaeological site.
The total number of unearthed coffins in the area has reached 27 and continued excavation is expected to reveal more secrets.
Waziri said that all the details about the discovery will be announced soon in a press conference held in Saqqara.