Egypt discovers sealed coffins dating back to 2,500 years

Egypt announced on Saturday the discovery of a collection of more than 59 intact sealed coffins dating back to 2,500 years ago, Egyptian Tourism and Antiquities Minister Khaled Al Anany told a press conference.

He added the coffins were found at an archeological site in Saqqara necropolis in Giza.

The coffins, along with three sealed niches, were unearthed inside an 11-meter-deep shafts.

Initial studies revealed that the coffins are completely sealed and have not been opened since they were buried inside the shaft, according to the ministry.


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