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Egypt Unearths Two Archaeological Mummification Workshops in Saqqara


Sat 27 May 2023 | 01:51 PM
H-Tayea and Ali Abu Dashish

On Saturday, the Egyptian archaeological mission, headed by Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, announced the discovery of the largest two mummification workshops for humans and animals, in addition to two tombs and a number of artifacts during the mission's excavations for the sixth year in a row in the Bubastian Cemetery at the Saqqara Necropolis.

In a pree conference, Waziri explained that the two discovered workshops date back to the end of the 30th Dynasty and the beginning of the Ptolemaic era, adding that the mission was also able to uncover two tombs that date back to the Old Kingdom and New Kingdom in addition to a number of artifacts. 

The press conference was attended by Giza Governor Ahmed Rashed along with a host of ambassadors and representatives of the various foreign embassies.

During the presser, Issa extended thanks to the members of the archaeological mission, led by Waziri, for their relentless efforts and their crucial role in preserving the Egyptian antiquities.

The mission also managed to unveil more than 50 wooden coffins along with a well that contains 157 wooden coffins, he added.

He further said that another well was discovered, containing more than 250 archaeological coffins.