In Egypt, in an ancient necropolis near Saqqara (south of Cairo), archaeologists have found 14 sarcophagi, which are over 2,500 years old. This was reported on Facebook by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities of Egypt.
"Preliminary research shows that these coffins are completely closed and have not been opened since burial," the statement informs.
Sarcophagi are decorated with colorful paintings and patterns. Who is buried there has not been determined. The ministry said further excavations were underway to obtain more detailed information on the origin of the coffins.
It is also suggested that this is not the last burial found in this place.
Along with wooden sarcophagi, archaeologists also found other artifacts.
Saqqara is a village in Egypt, about 30 km from Cairo. This is a place of ancient burial, for about three millennia it was the necropolis of the capital of ancient Egypt - Memphis. UNESCO has named Saqqara a World Heritage Site.
This is not the first excavation in Saqqara. In early September this year, a hiding place with 13 sarcophagi and other artifacts was found in an 11-meter mine. The age of sarcophagi is also about 2,500 years.
This is the second burial in the number of sarcophagi found in one place. Last fall, 30 intact sarcophagi were found in the Al-Assassif necropolis in Luxor, dating to the reign of the 22nd dynasty of Egyptian kings (945-715 BC).
As it was reported earlier, archaeologists have discovered an ancient burial site, as well as bone, ceramic, and clay products of different periods in Pereiaslav.