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Egypt discovered 27 coffins at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara

Archeologists in Egypt have found 27 coffins in the ancient Saqqara necropolis, a burial ground that is now home to one of the world’s oldest pyramids, the tourism and antiquities ministry said.
The wooden sarcophagi, the ministry said in a statement, are ornately painted and coated in hieroglyphs, and were found stacked in two burial shafts.
They haven’t opened yet, the ministry said.
Saqqara has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In March, after a 14-year renovation costing nearly $6.6 million, Egypt reopened the Djoser Step Pyramid at the Saqqara site, the first pyramid ever constructed.
In July, after months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic, Egypt restarted international flights and re-opened major tourist sites, including the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Yet, amid reopenings and ongoing security reassurances for foreign visitors, many agree that starting in October, the main winter season will be tough, further straining the economy. (This tale is right to suggest that sarcophagi are made of wood rather than stone)

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