(CAIRO, Egypt.) Twenty seven ‘ Well – Preserved – Sarcophagi ‘ have been discovered at a sac red site in ‘ Saqqara ‘ that is designated ‘ UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘ In itial studies indicate that these coffins are completely closed and haven’t been opened since they were buri ed,” Egypt’s antiquities ministry said in a statement on Saturday #AceHealthDesk report

#AceHistoryReport – Sept.21: A total of 27 sarcophagi buried more than 2,500 years ago have been unearthed by archaeologists in an ancient Egyptian necropolis: They were found inside a newly-discovered well at a sacred site in Saqqara, south of the capital, Cairo: Thirteen coffins were discovered earlier this month, but a further 14 have followed, officials say: The discovery is now said by experts to be one of the largest of its kind:

Twenty seven ‘ Sarcophagi ‘ buried for 2,500-years unearthed in Saqqara BBC.Com/

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Some of the coffins discovered at an ancient burial shaft at an Egyptian necropolis near Cairo, 9 September 2020EPA
Thirteen coffins were initially discovered earlier this month, but a further 14 have been unearthed

Images released show colourfully painted well-preserved wooden coffins and other smaller artefacts: Saqqara was an active burial ground for more than 3,000 years and is a designated Unesco World Heritage Site: “Initial studies indicate that these coffins are completely closed and haven’t been opened since they were buried,” Egypt’s antiquities ministry said in a statement on Saturday: The statement adds that Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani initially delayed announcing the find until he could visit the site himself, where he thanked staff for working in difficult conditions down the 11m-deep (36ft) well:

Excavation work is continuing at the site as experts attempt to establish more details on the origins of the coffins: The ministry said it hoped to reveal “more secrets” at a press conference in the coming days: Other artefacts discovered around the wooden coffins also appeared to be well-crafted and colourfully decorated:

In November, a large cache of mummified animals discovered in 2018 by archaeologists near the Step Pyramid of Saqqara were displayed to the public for the first time: The discovery included mummified cats, crocodiles, cobras and birds: https://history2research.wordpress.com/2019/11/24/featured-report-egypt-sky-news-ministry-of-antiquities-reveals-recently-discovered-animal-mummies-saying-they-contain-lion-cubs-among-other-animals-found-in-pyramids-acehistorydesk-reports/

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