Recent Saqqara Discovery: 59 Ancient Egyptian Mummies Found

Archeologists have said that among those discovered there is an untouched mummy of an old priest in a large cemetery in South Cairo, the capital of Egypt.

The Recent Saqqara Discovery
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The recent Saqqara discovery in Egypt has found 59 ancient Egyptian mummies that were buried more than 2500 years ago. Archeologists have said that among those discovered there is an untouched mummy of an old priest in a large cemetery in South Cairo, the capital of Egypt.

As per the Egyptian ministry of Tourism and Antiquity, the intricately carved sarcophagi stayed unopened after being entombed near the famous Djoser Step pyramid in Saqqara. The ministry posted videos of vivid sarcophagi adorned with the ancient hieroglyphics of Egypt. In the two underground wells, they uncovered other artifacts and at least 28 sculptures.

The First Antiquity and Tourism Minister, Khaled el-Anany, also discovered a sealed backdoor where they would expect more mummies. The objects were in pristine condition and would be seen the next year in the Greater Egyptian Museum. The general director of the Supreme Council of Antiquity of Egypt said that the recently discovered burial place in Egypt’s necropolis Saqqara in Giza reminded him of the tomb of King Tutankhamun as they found it practically unspoiled. They also found Mostafa Waziri intact.

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The Recent Saqqara Discovery: The Saqqara Region Still Has Unrevealed Secrets.

The plateau of Saqqara is part of the Memphis necropolis in Egypt. In the 1970s, it was named the UNESCO World Patrimony among the famous Giza Pyramids. Some tombs were built between the first dynasty and the Coptic era around 395 and 642 thousand years ago in 2920 B. C-2770B. C. Literally, hundreds of mummified-animals, birds and crocodiles, and two lion-cubs were found last year in a similar area. Pharaohs were always buried with all their properties, including their pets and servants.

In Egypt, in recent years, new archeological discoveries have been strongly supported by foreign media and diplomats to rebuild its tourism industry, which has been subjected to the autocratic Hosni Mubarak insurgencies since the Arab Spring 2011. This year, the Coronavirus pandemic brought the sector another blast. Last week the ministry presented an item found with the former wooden coffins of the bronze sculpture of the god “Nefertam.” It exceeded 35 cm (4 inches), filled with the gemstones of red agate, turquoise, lazuli, and had the identity of the owner of the sculpture, the priest named “Badi Amun,” which was engraved on its core.

“The Saqqara antiquities area is still revealing its secrets,” the ministry said.

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