One of 14 2,500-year-old coffins discovered in a burial shaft at the desert necropolis of Saqqara, south of Egypt’s capital Cairo. Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/AFP One of 14 2,500-year-old coffins discovered in a burial shaft at the desert necropolis of Saqqara, south of Egypt’s capital Cairo. Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/AFP
One of 14 2,500-year-old coffins discovered in a burial shaft at the desert necropolis of Saqqara, south of Egypt’s capital Cairo. Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/AFP

Fourteen ancient tombs discovered in Egypt’s Saqqara necropolis during dig

  • Saqqara is the site of the colossal rectangular-based step Pyramid of Djoser
  • Egypt has sought to promote archaeological discoveries in a bid to revive tourism affected by the coronavirus

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One of 14 2,500-year-old coffins discovered in a burial shaft at the desert necropolis of Saqqara, south of Egypt’s capital Cairo. Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/AFP One of 14 2,500-year-old coffins discovered in a burial shaft at the desert necropolis of Saqqara, south of Egypt’s capital Cairo. Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/AFP
One of 14 2,500-year-old coffins discovered in a burial shaft at the desert necropolis of Saqqara, south of Egypt’s capital Cairo. Photo: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities/AFP
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