20 pristine and well preserved ancient wooden coffins have been discovered by archeologists in the Egyptian city of Luxor, a great discovery, according to the country’s Antiquities Ministry. Said in a Tuesday statement, the ministry said the necropolis is found in the ancient town of West Thebes. It holds tombs dating back to the Middle, New Kingdom and the Late Periods, or 1994 B.C. to 332 B.C.
Photos are given by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities capture the lively details of the coffins’ inscriptions and paintings.
The ministry said it will release more details at a news conference on Saturday.