6.5 C
New York
Thursday, December 3, 2020

Historical discovery in Egypt: 59 coffins more than 2,600 years old

Must Read

Scientists explain the significance of the oldest sculptures on Earth

The statuettes of "Venus Figurines" personify the ideas of ancient people about the ideal female figure. Scientists from the United...

Astronomers catalog a million unknown galaxies and you can now take a virtual trip through them

Astronomers have cataloged a million previously unexplored galaxies using a radio telescope. The high-resolution images obtained were put together in...

The iOS, more vulnerable than ever: an iPhone could have been hacked over Wi-Fi

A cybersecurity expert finds an unprecedented vulnerability on iOS operating system devices. Until May 2020 the 'hackers' may have...
Kamal Saini
Kamal S. has been Journalist and Writer for Business, Hardware and Gadgets at Revyuh.com since 2018. He deals with B2b, Funding, Blockchain, Law, IT security, privacy, surveillance, digital self-defense and network policy. As part of his studies of political science, sociology and law, he researched the impact of technology on human coexistence. Email: kamal (at) revyuh (dot) com

The 59 sarcophagi have been found in three pits in the Saqqara necropolis, near the famous pyramid of King Djoser

The Egyptian government announced on Saturday the discovery of a large collection of intact and well-preserved coffins dating back 2,600 years in a major necropolis near Cairo.

The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Khaled al-Anany, has reported that the 59 sarcophagi have been found in three pits in the Saqqara necropolis, near the famous pyramid of King Djoser. The uncovered coffins are in very good condition and even retain their original colors, they assured.

An indescribable feeling every time we witness a new archaeological discovery, especially when it is an 11-meter-deep shaft encompassing a number of sealed pharaonic human coffins. A wonderful feeling that we are revealing a new secret of our great civilization… Stay tuned for the announcement of a new discovery in Saqqara! A big thank you to all my colleagues in the ministry for their efforts and dedication

“I witnessed the opening of one of the coffins, and it seems as if the body had been mummified yesterday,” said the curator this Saturday, adding that the process has not yet finished because there are still layers of sarcophagi to unearth.

What the coffins contain

These coffins are originally believed to house the mortal remains of a group of priests and high officials from the Late Period of ancient Egypt. Dozens of statuettes have also been unearthed, including a bronze one for the god Nefertum, and amulets.

The collection will be exhibited in the Grand Egyptian Museum, which will be built next to the pyramids of Giza, along with three other 3,500-year-old wooden coffins unearthed from the Al Asasif necropolis in Luxor city, according to the minister.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Latest News

Scientists explain the significance of the oldest sculptures on Earth

The statuettes of "Venus Figurines" personify the ideas of ancient people about the ideal female figure. Scientists from the United...

Astronomers catalog a million unknown galaxies and you can now take a virtual trip through them

Astronomers have cataloged a million previously unexplored galaxies using a radio telescope. The high-resolution images obtained were put together in an impressive celestial world map...

The iOS, more vulnerable than ever: an iPhone could have been hacked over Wi-Fi

A cybersecurity expert finds an unprecedented vulnerability on iOS operating system devices. Until May 2020 the 'hackers' may have accessed iPhones, iPads and iWatch...

German workers’ union declares war on Tesla

In Germany, the largest metalworkers union, IG Metall, declared war on Tesla co-founder Elon Musk who is building his first European plant in the...

A girl with a rare hair disease goes viral

A 10-year-old girl who was born with a rare genetic disease that makes it impossible for her to brush her hair has gone viral...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -