In an extraordinary event, Egypt awarded a new discovery, including 100 archaeological coffins and 40 sculptures with gilded masks.
This is a continuation of the excavation work that began last August.
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced, amid extensive media coverage of Saqqara, yesterday (Saturday), the discovery of a number of other coffins inside three burial wells
They range in depth from 10 to 12 meters below the surface of the earth, as well as a large number of archaeological sites.
The mission uncovered 100 wooden coffins enclosed in its first condition, and 40 statues of the cowardly god Saqqara, Petah Sucre, including statues with gilded parts,
And 20 wooden boxes of horus, and two statues of a person called Phnos, one of which is 120 cm high.
The other is 75 cm high, made of acacia wood, as well as the detection of a number of ochabati statues and amulets, and four masks of gilded cartonage.
Egyptian star Laila Alawi participates in saqqara event
It is a matter of pride that one attends a very important day in the history of my country and its civilization and attends the most important and major historical event in the Saqqara region and the discovery of more than 100 coffins other than the 59 discovered before, in the same place, has not been opened at all and closed for 2,500 years. pic.twitter.com/5BPw8y9bJV
— Laila Alawi (@LailaEloui) November 14, 2020
100 closed coffins from the Late And Ptolemaic period, and more than 40 statues of idols and funeral mascots, including gilded
gildedIn a speech during the announcement of the unveiling, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Anani pointed out that this is the third year that an archaeological discovery has been announced i
n Saqqara,Pointing out that this new discovery was found at the same point of previous discoveries.
The Minister reviewed the details of the new archaeological discovery in Saqqara, where more than 100 closed coffins were found from the late and ptolemaic periods,
More than 40 statues of idols and funeral mascots, including gilded.
In addition to the 59 coffins announced last October, which were transferred to the Great Egyptian Museum, in three wells in the Sacred Animals area.
Anani explained that the coffins announced yesterday will be divided
To be transported between the Great Egyptian Museum, the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, the Egyptian Museum of Liberation, and the New Administrative Capital Museum.
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Saqqara: The region has not produced 3% of the antiquities in its interior
a Mahmoud, head of the excavation workers in Saqqara, confirmed that work has been under way on the site for nearly 3 years now.
More than 100 coffins have been excavated from saqqara land, and Saqqara has not yet exhumed 3% of the antiquities under its land, he said, noting that work is under way on many sites in the region, and in the coming period there are many archaeological discoveries.
“I’ve been working for 20 years in the field of excavations and excavations, my family and I, and we’ve discovered much bigger and more things that have been extracted.”
Working with Egyptian workers and scientists is different with the foreigner, who comes and announces that he has been discovered and is not benefiting from it.”
He said: “We repeat some motivational words that make us face any fatigue or temperatures that we may experience, and there is no such thing as the curse of pharaohs, all of which is not true at all, and I do not feel any fear at work.”
Saqqara’s new archaeological discovery is the largest of 2020
The Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities considered the new archaeological discovery in saqqara as the largest for 2020, where a number of statues of different sizes were found, including a large number of gilded, wooden statues and masks colored and gilded in very good condition.
The coffins found in new wells are buried in the huge number of 100 coffins, apart from 59 previously discovered in the same place, and have never been opened and closed for 2,500 years.
The announcement of the archaeological discovery was made in the archaeological area of Saqqara, in the presence of a number of ambassadors of foreign countries and artist Yusra, and a number of public figures.
The announcement of this major event came at a global press conference in Saqqara, attended by more than 40 ambassadors of Arab and foreign countries in Egypt and their families and a group of public figures and members of the Egyptian Parliament.
In addition to a huge number of journalists, local and international news agencies and televisions.
Egyptian star Laila Alawi participates in Saqqara event
Egyptian artist Leila Alawi tweeted:
Thanks to the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, led by Dr. Khalid Anani, Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and all the mission team
The workers are working hard to uncover the treasures buried inside the Saqqara archaeological area under the difficult circumstances that the whole world is experiencing from an epidemic and waiting for the rest of the discoveries.
He thanked the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, led by Dr. Khaled Anani, Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities and all the mission team and workers for their continuous efforts to uncover the treasures buried inside the Saqqara archaeological area under the difficult circumstances that the whole world is experiencing from an epidemic and waiting for the rest of the discoveries. pic.twitter.com/r8LYMLgoxh
— Laila Alawi (@LailaEloui) November 14, 2020
The details of the archaeological discovery in the Archaeological Area of Saqqara, carried out by an Egyptian archaeological mission headed by Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, were revealed.
During her work with animal cowards next to the place where the tombs of senior statesmen were revealed last year, as well as a coward for cats, animals and sacred birds.
The Minister of Antiquities explained that he is not in the process of announcing a new archaeological discovery but the announcement of a full museum
He also has the honor of stopping three times in this place to announce a new archaeological discovery.
Made of wood and bronze and 25 wooden boxes with covers decorated with hieroglyphic inscriptions with mummies for cats,
And wood statues of various animals, including ferrets, calves, small-sized crocodiles with mummified crocodile remains, anubis, and mummies for ferrets, in addition to finding large-sized jars made of stone,
And other small sandstone and wood edifices with views of gods, a distinctive wood statue of a ibis, and a collection of statues of ancient Egyptian gods.
Of these, 73 bronze statues of the God Osiris, 6 wooden statues of the god Petah Sucre, 11 statues of the gods sakhamet made of pheasance and wood, as well as a beautiful wooden statue of the goddess Nate.
And dr. Khaled Anani that the mission also found two small limestone coffins of the batit shot, as well as a stone painting with the houre name of King Basmatic I of the Family 26 and a small wooden box with the remains of a gilded mask on it.
And two wooden statues of two women each with a cobra head, in addition to many cobra statues and a wood frieze representing the life of cobras and amulets and the head of a humour,
And a colorful wood-wrapped hood decorated with a small statue of the Falcon Suped and three statues of The Horus Falcon.
And a set of amulets of various shapes and sizes, some of which were found inside linen rolls, statues of The Veans, and a collection of cards of papyrus with drawings of the goddess Tower
Many colorful wooden and clay masks, grandfather’s column, and wooden headrest.
This is not the last of this world, but there is another disclosure to be announced next December.
According to the Minister of Antiquities, a number of large mummies have been detected, five of whom are probably belonging to a cub, dating back to the 7th century BC, the era of the Renaissance of the 26th Dynasty. Archaeologist Alan Zevi discovered a lion’s skeleton.
He pointed out that this disclosure is not the last of this world, but there is another disclosure to be announced next December, and will be completed three important projects including the Baron’s Palace, the Synagogue and the Hurghada Museum.
Dr. Mostafa Waziri said that the most important thing about today’s revelation is the finding of five mummies of huge cats, which preliminary studies suggest editing to be small black cubs.
Where the results of x-rays and preliminary scientific studies conducted on two of them by Dr. Salima Akram and Dr. Richard Reg specialists in animal mummies,
95% proved to be a mummy of small black cubs about eight months old.
According to the shapes, lengths and sizes of their bones, he stressed that further studies will be carried out in the coming weeks to confirm 100% of the preliminary results.
The studies will also extend to other mummies to ascertain their sex and whether they belong to large cats, wild cats or small black cubs.
Dr. My minister, if studies prove that these mummies belong to small black cubs, this will be the first time that black cub mummies have been found where only black skeletons have been discovered before.
The Egyptian Prime Minister inside an archaeological well in Saqqara to inspect a large archaeological discovery