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Global News published this video item, entitled “Egypt unveils 59 sealed coffins in major archaeological discovery” – below is their description.
Egypt has put on display dozens of coffins belonging to priests and clerks nearly 2,500 years ago, with archaeologists saying tens more were found in the vast Saqqara necropolis just days ago. The 59 coffins were discovered in August at the UNESCO world heritage site south of Cairo, buried in three 10-12 metre shafts along with 28 statues of the ancient Egyptian God Seker, one of the most important funerary deities. The coffins belonged to priests and clerks from the 26th dynasty, said Mostafa al-Waziri, Secretary-General of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. The Egyptian archaeological mission behind the discovery had been active since 2018 and previously unveiled a cache of mummified animals and a well-preserved tomb of a fifth dynasty royal priest called “Wahtye” in the area. Waziri explained the team had uncovered the three shafts where the coffins were laid in “perfect condition” due to a protective seal that preserved them from chemical reactions. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7343388/egypt-pyramid-highway/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNewsGlobal News YouTube Channel
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