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More intact wooden coffins unearthed in Egypt's Saqqara necropolis

The coffins are 2,500 years old and still retain some of their original colours

Nevine El-Aref , Sunday 20 Sep 2020
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A collection 14 intact wooden coffins was unearthed two days ago in a burial shaft in Saqqara Necropolis.

The burial shaft was found adjected to another shaft that was uncovered last week filled with 13 intact coffins.

The coffins are 2,500 years old and still retain some of their original colours.

The discovery was made by an Egyptian archaeological mission headed by Mustafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities at the Saqqara archaeological site.

The total number of unearthed coffins in the area has reached 27 and continued excavation is expected to reveal more secrets.

Waziri said that all the details about the discovery will be announced soon in a press conference held in Saqqara.

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