Egypt has reported the revelation of an assortment of in excess of 13 flawless fixed final resting places, going back to 2,500 years prior.
The caskets were found at an archeological site in Saqqara necropolis in Giza, said the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in an announcement.
The caskets, alongside three fixed specialties, were uncovered inside a 11-meter-profound shaft, as per the announcement.
Egyptian Tourism and Antiquities Minister, Khaled al-Anany and Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA), visited the site on Sunday and examined the exhuming work in the pole.
“The revelation denotes the biggest number of caskets found in one internment place since the disclosure of the Asasif Cachette,” the priest stated, alluding to the disclosure of 30 old final resting places in October 2019 at Asasif graveyard in Upper Egypt’s Luxor Province.
“The discovery in Saqqara includes a wonderful collection of coloured wooden coffins whose colours and inscriptions are still in a good condition despite the passage of 2,500 years,” Waziri, who leads the Egyptian archaeological mission in Saqqara, told Xinhua.
Waziri said the exact number of the unearthed coffins as well as the identity and titles of their owners have not yet been determined.
“The mission continues excavation work on the site and it is expected to result in many other new discoveries of shafts, coloured wooden coffins and statues,” the SCA chief added.
Initial studies revealed that the coffins are completely sealed and have not been opened since they were buried inside the shaft, according to the ministry.