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Officials from the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced that an archaeological team unearthed 59 2500-year-old wooden coffins in a separate tomb in Giza Province.

59 2500-year-old wooden coffins unearthed in Egypt

This archaeological discovery was located in the Saqqara region of Giza Province. Two wooden coffins opened at the site contained two mummies intact.

Egyptian Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khalid Al-Anani said in an interview with Xinhua News Agency reporters at the scene that this is an important archaeological discovery in the Saqqara region. The unearthed wooden coffins are well preserved, and there are still ununearthed wooden coffins waiting in the site. Excavate.

Anani said that the archaeological team initially determined that the owners of these wooden coffins were ancient Egyptian priests or officials.

Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, told reporters that these wooden coffins were buried at a depth of 10 to 12 meters underground and were completely sealed when they were unearthed. The surface of the wooden coffins was painted. Also unearthed along with the wooden coffins were some statues of ancient Egyptian gods.

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