30 November 2020 04:11 AM

PM thanks antiquities min. for unprecedented finds

Monday، 19 October 2020 - 02:30 PM

Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouli expressed on Monday thanks to Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled Anani, the ministry staffers and the officials of the Supreme Council of Antiquities for their tireless efforts that led to unprecedented finds over the past period.

Madbouli gave the remarks while inspecting at least 59 sealed sarcophagi, with mummies inside most of them, that had been buried in three wells more than 2,600 years ago in Saqqara plateau.

In a video clip that was recoded inside one of the three wells, Madbouli thanked the ministry officials for their great efforts and expressed his pride of the great Egyptian civilization.

Anani, on his part, thanked the Egyptian government for their support of the antiquities file that led to many discoveries over the past period.

The Saqqara plateau hosts at least 11 pyramids, including the Step Pyramid, along with hundreds of tombs of ancient officials and other sites that range from the 1st Dynasty (2920 B.C.-2770 B.C.) to the Coptic period (395-642). 

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