Huge Cache of Exquisite Coffins Found in Egypt

October 16, 2019 - General
Some of the twenty coffins found in the Assasif necropolis.    Source: Ministry of Antiquities

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has announced a major discovery near Luxor in the south of the country.  Archaeologists have unearthed at least 20 wooden coffins that date back to the era of the pharaohs. This find is expected to throw light on the burial practices and lives of the people of the area in the ancient past. The major discovery was made during an excavation by archaeologists working in the Assasif necropolis.

According to the Daily Mail ‘It sits between the Deir al-Bahri and the Tombs of the Nobles, and next to the Temple of Hatshepsut on the West Bank of Luxor’.  It was originally located not far from the ancient city of Thebes.

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