The ancient Egyptian civilization still hides many of its secrets, and does not cease to dazzle the world daily with new discoveries.
Egypt – The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities published a statement on its official website announcing the discovery of 13 wooden coffins in the Saqqara cemetery on Sunday, September 6.
What makes these coffins distinct from their companions in the grave complex there is that they remained intact for thousands of years, just as they remained closed for hundreds of years after the death of those inside.
These coffins were found perfectly stacked on top of each other at a depth of thirty-six feet, preserving some of the exterior paint colors.
Initial studies indicate that these coffins are completely closed and have not been opened since they were buried inside the well and that they are not the only ones, it is likely that more of them will be found, and one of them has been opened and a number of archaeological finds and wooden coffins were found inside.
So far, the identity and positions of the owners of these coffins, or their total number, have not been determined, but these questions will be answered over the next few days through the continuing excavation work.
Scientists and archaeologists have previously found coffins belonging to people from different classes of society, so no one was immune to human curiosity in exploration.
However, finding coffins that have not yet been opened carries more significance in turn, given the possibility of funerary objects that would inform us of the importance of those buried, and that we would know more about the burial customs of the ancient Egyptians.
Minister of Tourism, Dr. Khaled Al-Anani published a tweet in this regard, in which he wrote: “An incomparable feeling whenever it witnesses a new archaeological discovery. Wait for the announcement of a new archaeological discovery in Saqqara. Thank you to my colleagues in the ministry.”