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World Egypt discovers 14 ancient sarcophagi at Saqqara

22:45  20 september  2020
22:45  20 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

With tourists slow to return, Egypt's resorts and ancient sites face tough winter

  With tourists slow to return, Egypt's resorts and ancient sites face tough winter With tourists slow to return, Egypt's resorts and ancient sites face tough winterCAIRO (Reuters) - At the Pyramids of Giza, just a handful of tourists walks among the ancient wonders. Twelve people showed up to admire Luxor's towering colonnades the day it reopened this month. At Egypt's Red Sea resorts, visitor numbers are well below previous years.

Egypt 's antiquities ministry announced Sunday the discovery of 14 sarcophagi in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo that had lain buried for 2 The coffins were found two days ago during an archaeological dig at the burial spot where another 13 wooden sarcophagi had been discovered last

Egypt 's antiquities ministry announced Sunday the discovery of 14 sarcophagi in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo that had lain buried for 2 The coffins were found two days ago during an archaeological dig at the burial spot where another 13 wooden sarcophagi had been discovered last

Egypt's antiquities ministry announced Sunday the discovery of 14 sarcophagi in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo that had lain buried for 2,500 years.

Archaeologists in Egypt found 14 coffins that had lain buried for 2,500 years, following 13 found last week, all at the desert necropolis of Saqqara © - Archaeologists in Egypt found 14 coffins that had lain buried for 2,500 years, following 13 found last week, all at the desert necropolis of Saqqara

The coffins were found two days ago during an archaeological dig at the burial spot where another 13 wooden sarcophagi had been discovered last week, the ministry said in a statement.

Egyptian tomb in Saqqara necropolis found to contain 27 ancient sarcophagi

  Egyptian tomb in Saqqara necropolis found to contain 27 ancient sarcophagi Archaeologists have discovered almost 30 sarcophagi dating back around 2,500 years at an ancient Egyptian burial ground, according to Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities. © Courtesy of Ministry of Antiquities-Egypt A collection of more than 13 intact and sealed coffins has been unearthed in Saqqara, the first step towards a huge discovery to be announced soon on site, a statement by the tourism and antiquities ministry said. They were unearthed inside an 11-metre deep shaft, where three sealed niches were also found.

Cairo – Egypt 's antiquities ministry announced on Sunday the discovery of 14 sarcophagi in the Saqqara necropolis, south of Cairo, that The vast Saqqara necropolis is located around 16km south of the famed Giza pyramids. It is part of the ancient city of Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage site

Egypt 's antiquities ministry announced Sunday the discovery of 14 sarcophagi in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo that had lain buried for 2,500 years. The ministry said more excavations had been. 1/2. APA citation: Egypt discovers 14 ancient sarcophagi at Saqqara (2020, September

The vast Saqqara necropolis is located around 16 kilometres (10 miles) south of the famed Giza pyramids. It is part of the ancient city of Memphis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and hosts the colossal step Pyramid of Djoser.

Photographs of the well-preserved wooden coffins show ornate and intricate paintings, with maroon and blue lines, as well as hieroglyphic pictorials.

The ministry said more excavations had been planned, with the expectation that another trove of wooden coffins would be found at the site.

In a video distributed this month announcing the discoveries, Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani said the recent finds at Saqqara were "just the beginning".

Egypt has sought to promote archaeological discoveries across the country in a bid to revive tourism, which took a hit from restrictions on travel due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

In July, authorities reopened the Giza pyramids and other archaeological sites to the public after a three-month closure and waived tourist visa fees to lure holidaymakers.

Egypt is also planning to unveil its centrepiece project of the Grand Egyptian Museum in the coming months.

The tourism sector, battered by years of political turmoil and terror attacks, had recovered to draw record visitors, around 13.6 million last year, when the Covid-19 crisis struck.

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In Lyon, researchers are talking about the mummified birds of ancient Egypt .
Scientists from Lyon have succeeded in unraveling a mystery that agitated the world of Egyptologists. A discovery made possible thanks to geochemical analyzes and thanks to the reserves of the Musée des Confluences. © Provided by Franceinfo Why have millions of wild birds been found mummified in Egypt? This is the question to which of the Lyon scientists answered by making the mummies kept at the Musée des Confluences "speak".

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