In Egypt, archaeologists discovered 59 sarcophagi with mummies inside one of the burial complexes near Cairo, as well as almost three dozen statues of gods. As part of the presentation of their find, scientists even opened one of the sarcophagi, which is 2,700 years old.
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According to the Minister of Tourism of Egypt Khaled al-Anani, during the excavations, archaeologists managed to find three burial wells with a depth of 10-12 meters, in which 59 wooden sarcophagi were found, installed on top of each other. At the same time, the official noted that the sarcophagi were not found immediately, but in stages, as the excavations, which began in 2019, progressed.
“Work on the excavation of the complex is still underway, we have also discovered new layers of sarcophagi, which will be announced later,” added al-Anani.
It is noteworthy that many of the sarcophagi found by scientists are in good condition, even the colors in their design have been preserved. According to preliminary data, the mummies in them belong to the XXVI dynasty of the rulers of Egypt and date back to the 7th century BC. We are talking about the bodies of priests, representatives of the nobility and officials. These findings will soon be forwarded to the Great Egyptian Museum.
During the presentation of new finds, scientists even opened one of the sarcophagi, showing what a mummy buried in it looks like.