Ancient Egyptian Necropolis Contains 20 Pristine and Well Preserved Coffins


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.

Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Khaled el-Anany looks at recently discovered ancient coffins with inscriptions and paintings.

Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP

The ministry said archeologists found at least 20 wooden coffins in the Asasif Necropolis.

Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP

The coffins were discovered in the southern city of Luxor, Egypt, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via AP


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