A number of top Egyptian officials inspected on Monday excavations by an Egyptian archaeological mission near the pyramid of King Titi I in Saqqara archaeological site.
The inspection tour included Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Enany, Secretary-General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mustafa Waziri, and former antiquities minister Zahi Hawass, who is leading the archaeological mission.
The mission has discovered burial shafts with coffins and several artefacts from the New Kingdom.
Hawass asserted that this discovery, the details of which will be announced early next year, will shed light on a little-known part of the history of Saqqara, and will also unveil the secrets of the necropolis of the 18th and 19th dynasties.
Khaled El-Enany, who entered one of the burial shafts to inspect the new discovery, thanked Hawass and his team for their efforts to reveal more of the secrets of Saqqara.