Recently, a team of Egyptian archaeologists found more than 2 dozen coffins hidden in the Pyramid of Djoser in Saqarra, south of Cairo, Egypt.
The coffin is still sealed and has not been opened since it was buried some 2,500 years ago.
Reporting from the AP, Wednesday (23 September 2020), a spokesman for the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, Neveine el Arif said that as many as 13 coffins were found in early September, while 14 other coffins were found only last week in a hole 11 meters deep.
In the photos circulated by the ministry, it can be seen that the coffins have bright colors.
The coffin was also decorated with the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic script.
Several artifacts were also found at the same location where they found the coffin.
Archaeologists are currently working hard to find out the origin of the coffin.
The excavation process is currently being carried out by the related team.
Last year, a team of archaeologists also found hundreds of mummified animals inside the Saqqara Pyramid.
These animals, among others, birds, crocodiles, and even 2 lion cubs.
In the Saqarra Plateau itself, around 11 pyramids were found, including the Pyramid of Djoser.
These pyramids are thought to date from the First Dynasty (from 2920 to 2770 BC) to the Coptic Period (from 395 to 642 AD).
Currently, Egypt is aggressively promoting new archaeological discoveries to attract tourists to come to the country.
This step was taken to maintain the tourism charm of the Pharaoh’s country in the midst of the Corona pandemic.