Mummy coffin opened for the first time in 2500 years in Egypt

Egypt has many more ancient secrets to reveal. 

The archaeologists in Egypt took to a rather eventful turn to open the mummy coffin in front of a live audience consisting of delegates from Egypt. Many people could be seen filming the mummy coffin as it was getting opened. It was first of the 59 sealed sarcophagi consisting the bodies of Egyptians priests buried 2,500 years ago, according to Global new

The archaeologists in Egypt took to a rather eventful turn to open the mummy coffin in front of a live audience consisting of delegates from Egypt. Many people could be seen filming the mummy coffin as it was getting opened. It was first of the 59 sealed sarcophagi consisting the bodies of Egyptians priests buried 2,500 years ago, according to Global new

Archaeologists on Saturday unsealed a mummy coffin, sealed 2,500 years ago, in front of a live audience in Egypt. A video showing people waiting to get a look at the mummy has surfaced online.

Archaeologists found 59 sealed wooden sarcophagi earlier this year in the necropolis of Saqqara, south of Cairo near Memphis. The region is home to several pyramids, including the famous Giza Pyramids. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the 1970s.

The discovery was announced on Friday by Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities and Tourism, Dr. Khaled El-Enany. 

‘Today I can say most of the discoveries have been made by Egyptian teams on Egyptian soil. This is something I am immensely proud of,’ El-Enany said. 

He said the mission had started re-excavating the site two months ago, and uncovered a burial shaft 36 feet deep. Inside, they found 13 intact coffins.

The team continued their excavations, discovering two more shafts – 32 and 39 feet deep – also filled with coffins.

The coffins will be transferred to the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza for display

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