The Egyptian archaeological mission working in the Saqqara, 3, 0 km south of Cairo, discovered a bronze Statuette of the god Nefertum next to the closed wooden coffins. The archaeological mission is headed by Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.
The discovery is expected to be announced on Saturday, Oct 3.
Waziri added that the god Nefertum statuette is one of the statues that the mission found during the excavation work inside a burial well at a depth of 11 meters next to the coffins.
They all will be displayed on Saturday during the announcement of the great archaeological discovery.
This statue was made of bronze inlaid with precious stones red agate, turquoise and lapis lazuli, and it reached a height of 35 cm.
On its base was written the name of the owner of the statue of a priest called “Badi Amun” from the 26 Dynasty of Egypt.
It is worth noting that the excavations of the Egyptian archaeological mission resulted in the last weeks of the discovery of deep burial wells containing a large number of human coffins closed for more than 2,500 years.