Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Egypt reveals a total of 59 coffins found in the Saqqara necropolis

At the beginning of September, we gave you the premiere the discovery in Saqqara of 13 coffins more than 2,500 years old and completely sealed, a figure that almost doubled weeks later. And now, after more excavations, it has reached 59.

The presentation of the coffins found in Saqqara.

Egypt’s Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khalid el-Anany said Saturday that archaeologists had unearthed dozens of ancient coffins from the sands of Bubasteum, an area of ​​the Saqqara archaeological site dedicated to the cat goddess Bastet, the guarantor of love. , harmony and protection. He also specified that they were extracted from three different wells, totaling 59 in total and that most contained mummies inside. However, he added that that would not be all.

“I think this is just the beginning of a great discovery,” he said. “There are still an unknown number of coffins buried in the same area.”

According to the general secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mustafa Waziri, all the mummies belong to high priests and officials of Ancient Egypt who lived in the ancient capital of Memphis, something unusual in this location where mummified animals are usually found.

“There are not only cat mummies here, we are talking about the acolytes of Bastet and finding such a large number of human mummies means that they worshiped them during the late, middle and new periods,” Waziri noted.

The presentation of the find took place at the foot of the stepped pyramid of Djoser, where the coffins were exhibited, with one of them open before reporters to show the mummy inside. Several foreign diplomats attended the announcement ceremony.

According to el-Anany, the final destination of these objects from beyond the grave will be the new Great Egyptian Museum, which is currently being built near the pyramids of Giza.


Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.


You May Also Like


UFO and anomalous researcher Alex Collier claims that the Moon is an interstellar transport ship that was brought into Earth’s orbit from another star...


For centuries, the Church has brutally fought against heretical books whose texts ran counter to religion. And sometimes this struggle took the form of terrible...


The border of sleep and reality, a frightening state in which a person is already aware of himself, but cannot move a single muscle. Fortunately,...


Some researchers believe that the Moon appeared near the Earth relatively recently. In their writings, Aristotle, Plutarch, Democritus, Anaxagoras and Apollonius of Rhodes argued that...


Copyright © 2010-2023 Monkey & Elf. Timely updates from the world of Extraordinary and Strange, Cosmic events, Culture and the Future “The future is uncertain but the end is always near” Jim Morrison.