ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION UNVEILS 13 WELL-PRESERVED COFFINS AT SAKKARA NECROPOLIS
An official statement from Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities on Sunday announced the discovery of a deep burial well in the Saqqara necropolis containing more than 13 intact and sealed coffins.

With tomb raiding and tomb robbery having left their unwelcome mark across Egypt's antiquated history, it's always great to find out that there are still yet more untouched treasures to discover. At the Sakkara Necropolis, 13 well-preserved coffins were found in the 11 metres down the depths of a well. According to the announcement from the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the colourful, 2,500-year-old coffins were found all stacked on top of each other, without any signs that they've been opened since their initial burial.


Archaeologists expect to find even more coffins in the niches on the side of the well. The identity or status of those buried have yet to be identified, but the team hopes to answer those questions as the excavation progresses.


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