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Photo Story: Archaeologist uncover a burial complex in the necropolis of Saqqara

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Photos made available by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, showing the discovery of an ancient burial shaft at a necropolis some 19 miles south of Cairo, Egypt.

 A team of archaeologists and experts with the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities recently uncovered a burial complex in the necropolis of Saqqara, containing 13 well-preserved sealed coffins, made of wood, and believed to be dating back some 2,500 years.

Some of the coffins after the discovery of an ancient burial shaft at a necropolis some 19 miles south of Cairo, Egypt.
Detail on a coffin after the discovery of an ancient burial shaft at a necropolis some 19 miles south of Cairo, Egypt.
A photo by the the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, showing a detail on a coffin after the discovery of an ancient burial shaft at a necropolis south of Cairo.
Work in progress after the discovery of an ancient burial shaft at a necropolis some 19 miles south of Cairo, Egypt.
A small statue found at the ancient burial shaft at a necropolis some 19 miles south of Cairo, Egypt.

Via EPA-EFE/EGYPTIAN TOURISM AND ANTIQUITIES MINISTRY HANDOUT

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