Egypt unveils coffins buried 2,500 years ago

A picture taken on October 3, 2020 shows sarcophaguses, excavated by the Egyptian archaeological mission, displayed during a press conference at the Saqqara necropolis in Egypt.

Photo credit: Khaled Desouki | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Opening one of the ornately decorated sarcophagi before assembled media, the team revealed mummified remains wrapped in burial cloth that bore hieroglyphic inscriptions in bright colours.
  • Since the find of the first 13 coffins was announced almost three weeks ago, more have been discovered in shafts at depths of up to 12 metres (40 feet).

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