20 September 2018 03:05 AM

Five stone coffins unearthed at Giza's Saqqara

Saturday، 14 July 2018 - 03:11 PM

Five stone coffins have been discovered at Giza’s Saqqara area, Minister of Antiquities Khaled el Anani revealed on Saturday 14/07/2018.

The discovery was made by an Egyptian-German mission in the area, Anani told a press conference that was attended by Giza Governor Mohamed Kamal el Dali and a host of ambassadors.

The mission members uncovered a gilded mummy mask decorated with half-precious stones, he said.

A mummification workshop and burial chambers with mummies dating back to the 26th and 27th dynasties were also discovered, he added.

The site, which lies south of the Unas pyramid, was last excavated in 1900.

MENA

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