Painted sarcophagi were discovered in burial shafts and date back to the Egyptian Late PeriodImage: KHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images
Egypt: Hundreds of sarcophagi and statuettes uncovered
May 30, 2022
A cache of hundreds of ancient Egyptian coffins and bronze statuettes have gone on display in Egypt. The discoveries were made in the Saqqara archaeological site south of Cairo.
In Egypt, hundreds of ancient artifacts were unveiled on Monday at the Saqqara archaeological site, situated south of Cairo. Among the items on display were 250 ancient Egyptian coffins and 150 bronze statuettes that date back 2,500 years.
Saqqara necropolis reveals its secrets
The discoveries were made in Saqqara, the site of an ancient burial ground, or necropolis, which serviced the ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis.