Discoveries of ancient Egypt treasures have no end and never stop to impress the whole world.
Recently, Egyptian archaeologists have announced the most recent Saqqara discovery of almost 60 ancient coffins.
In a press conference held on October 3, 2020, in Saqqara necropolis, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Dr. Khaled El Enany opened one of the Pharaonic coffins with the attendance of a group of ambassadors from more than 43 countries and 200 media representatives.
The Newly Uncovered Coffins in Saqqara
Dr. El Enany said that this Saqqara discovery marks the largest archaeological one in 2020.
The coffins had been buried for more than 2,600 years ago. However, all the coffins still preserve their original colors. Initial studies indicate that the coffins have been completely closed and haven’t been opened since they were buried.
In the beginning, archaeologists thought that there were only animal mummies, like cats, crocodiles, snakes, and lions. However, a remarkable number of coffins contain mummies. Archeologists have also found a group of 28 statuettes of Ptah-Soker, the main god of Saqqara Necropolis, a group of amulets, and an ushabti figurine.
There is still so much work to be done to identify the remains uncovered, but it was shown that the coffins date back to the 26th Dynasty of the Late Pharaonic Period, between 664-525 BCE. They belong to elite individuals of top officials and priests.