Back in time | Coffins & statues dating back 2,500 years unveiled in Saqqara Necropolis, Egypt

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    Nearly 100 recently discovered sarcophagi and 40 gilded statues created over 2,500 years ago, during the Late Period, were unveiled to the public in Saqqara, south of Cairo, by Egyptian officials

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