Egypt:archaeologists unearth sarcophagi buried for 2,500 yrs

Discovered in Saqqara, necropolis Unesco heritage site

21 September, 11:37

    (ANSAmed) - ROMA, 21 SET - A reported 27 sarcophagi buried over 2,500 years ago have been discovered by archaeologists in an ancient Egyptian necropolis. The tomb was found in a well at a sacred site in Saqqara, an active burial ground for more than 3,000 years and a Unesco World Heritage Site.

    The discovery, the BBC reported on Sunday, is considered by experts to be one of the largest of its kind. Photos of the discovery show well-preserved wooden coffins with lively colors and smaller artifacts. (ANSAmed).

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