Egypt unveils 100 historical picket coffins

CAIRO: Egypt’s Tourism and Antiquities Ministry has unveiled 100 newly-discovered historical coffins within the Saqqara necropolis of Giza close to the capital Cairo.
“We introduced right this moment the invention of 100 colored sealed coffins from the Ptolemaic period… The coffins had been found within the Saqqara necropolis of Giza,” Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anany advised Xinhua information company on the location of the invention.
The rule of the Ptolemaic dynasty in Egypt lasted 275 years, from 305 BC to 30 BC.
The Minister added that many artefacts, funerary masks and statues had been additionally discovered on the burial websites of the coffins, noting that every one the 100 coffins are in excellent situation of preservation.
“The works haven’t stopped but at this web site… Our missions will proceed excavations, we would announce extra discoveries from this web site earlier than the top of the yr,” Anany revealed.
He burdened that Saqqara is an antiquity-rich space, including that he’s very proud that the invention was made by an Egyptian archaeological mission.
The Minister stated such discoveries assist folks know extra about funeral practices in Saqqara necropolis throughout that interval.
“This helps us know extra concerning the mummification practices and approach within the space.”
The Minister defined that the coffins might be displayed on the Grand Egyptian Museum, the Nationwide Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, in addition to the Museum of the New Administrative Capital.
On October 3, the Ministry introduced the invention of 59 well-preserved coffins additionally at Saqqara.
The brand new 100 coffins, in addition to 40 statutes of historical god Ptah, had been present in three 12-metre deep shafts.
As well as, 20 picket bins of god Horus, two picket statues of an individual known as “Phnomus”, quite a lot of ‘ushabti’ statues, amulets and 4 gilded funeral masks had been additionally discovered on the burial place.
Throughout Saturday’s announcement, which was attended by giant variety of Egyptian officers, overseas ambassadors and public figures, Ministry specialists opened a coffin with a mummy inside and performed an X-Ray examination.
The X-Ray examination revealed that the mother belonged to a male, giving an age vary of 40-45 years. The test additionally confirmed that the person was 165-175 cm tall.
“This discovery is essential due to the variety of the unveiled coffins,” Secretary Normal of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri, who headed the Egyptian mission that made the invention, advised Xinhua.
He revealed that the coffins belong to high-ranking official and wealthy folks.
“The coffins can inform that the mummies inside belonged to wealthy folks,” Waziri defined.
“The supplies, decorations and the mummification strategies revealed the distinguished standing of the house owners of the coffins.”

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