Egyptian archaeologists work on one of the sarcophagi discovered at Saqqara Necropolis in Giza, Egypt. Photo: EPA-EFE Egyptian archaeologists work on one of the sarcophagi discovered at Saqqara Necropolis in Giza, Egypt. Photo: EPA-EFE
Egyptian archaeologists work on one of the sarcophagi discovered at Saqqara Necropolis in Giza, Egypt. Photo: EPA-EFE

Egypt archaeologists discover 59 sealed coffins buried 2,500 years ago

  • Coffins revealed mummified remains wrapped in burial cloth that bore hieroglyphic inscriptions in bright colours
  • An unknown number of additional coffins may still lie buried at the site near Cairo, says tourism minister Khaled al-Anani

Topic |   Egypt
Egyptian archaeologists work on one of the sarcophagi discovered at Saqqara Necropolis in Giza, Egypt. Photo: EPA-EFE Egyptian archaeologists work on one of the sarcophagi discovered at Saqqara Necropolis in Giza, Egypt. Photo: EPA-EFE
Egyptian archaeologists work on one of the sarcophagi discovered at Saqqara Necropolis in Giza, Egypt. Photo: EPA-EFE
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