Mummy coffin sealed 2,600 years ago is opened for first time

October 15, 2020

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Recently,an ancient mummy coffin, which was sealed nearly 2,600 years ago was opened in front of a live audience in Egypt.This is the first of 59 sealed sarcophagi that were found earlier this year in the necropolis of Saqqara, south of Cairo near Memphis.

The video shows a few people opening the coffin as others stand around watching.

As per the report, the wooden sarcophagus contained a mummy of a deceased priest who was wrapped in an “ornate burial cloth” which had been decorated to resemble the deceased’s face. It cited officials to state that the sarcophagus was entombed along with several others sometime in the later period of ancient Egypt.


But the coffins and statues aren’t the end of what’s to be discovered. Tourism and antiquities minister Khaled al-Anani promised, “Today is not the end of the discovery; I consider it the beginning of the big discovery.” As for the coffins, they’ll be brought to the soon-to-be-opened Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza. Scheduled to open in 2021, the museum will host thousands of artifacts, including some of the numerous finds that archeologists have dug up in recent years.

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