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Antiquities Min. to Reveal Biggest Archaeological Discovery in Saqqara Soon

Mon 09 Nov 2020 | 12:00 AM
Ali Abu Dashish

The Tourism and Antiquities Ministry revealed that it would announce the largest archaeological discovery in Saqqara, Giza, at a press conference within the next few days.

In a statement on Sunday, the ministry said the excavations of the Egyptian archaeological mission working in Saqqara necropolis succeeded in discovering new shafts filled with a huge number of intact, painted, and anthropoid coffins buried inside. The shafts have been closed for more than 2,500 years ago.

A number of gilded artifacts were also found, including wooden statues and colored and gilded masks.

It is worth mentioning that the Egyptian archaeological mission announced major discoveries there over the past years, the latest of which was the discovery of 59 painted coffins.