Ancient Egypt is closer to modern-era archaeologists following the excavation of 27 sarcophagi and smaller artifacts
A group of archaeologists has found 27 sarcophagi at the ancient Saqqara necropolis near Cairo, Egypt. This is undoubtedly the biggest find of this king as confirmed by historical data. Believe it or not, the sarcophagi were probably buried 2,500 years ago!
In the first series of findings, archaeologists dug out 13 sarcophagi and found additional 14 in the next period.
Egypt’s Antiquity Ministry released an official statement following the large find.
“Initial studies indicate that these coffins are completely closed and haven’t been opened since they were buried.” Some of the sarcophagi had retained their original colors.
Experts hope to get closer to the mysteries surrounding ancient Egypt. A lot of smaller statues and artifacts were buried next to the wooden sarcophagi.
The ministry delayed the official statement until Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani visited the ancient area and inspected the findings.
The Saccara necropolis is located south of Cairo. It belongs to the ancient capital city of Memphis, a Unesco World Heritage site and former capital of Egypt.
These archaeological discoveries will be of great help for tourism in Egypt as people are really thrilled to learn more about ancient life in the area. Tourists “invade” the country, visiting popular sights and buying souvenirs.