By Spy Uganda Correspondent
Cairo, Egypt: The government of Egypt has announced the discovery of a large collection of intact and well-preserved coffins at a major necropolis near Cairo that dates back 2,600 years.
Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said Egyptian archaeologists found three shafts containing 59 sealed sarcophagi at the Saqqara necropolis near the famed pyramid of King Djoser. “I have witnessed the opening of one of the coffins.. the mummy seems as if it was mummified yesterday,” al-Anani said on Saturday.
He added that there were other layers of coffins at the necropolis that would be unearthed. “The discovered coffins are in very good condition and retain their original colours,” the minister stated.