Egypt unveils treasures found at ancient site

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What you need to know:

  • Egypt unveiled Sunday ancient treasures found at the Saqqara archaeological site south of Cairo
  • Saqqara is a vast necropolis of the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis
  • More than 50 wooden sarcophagi dating to the New Kingdom (16th century BC to 11th century BC) were found in a burial shaft

Egypt unveiled Sunday ancient treasures found at the Saqqara archaeological site south of Cairo, including sarcophagi over 3,000 years old, a discovery that "rewrites history", according to famed Egyptologist Zahi Hawass.

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