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Archaeologists Unearth 13 Fully-Sealed Ancient Egyptian Coffins In Saqqara Necropolis Dating Back 2,500 Years (1)

Archaeologists Unearth 13 Fully-Sealed Ancient Egyptian Coffins In Saqqara Necropolis Dating Back 2,500 Years

2020 is becoming a memorable year for all. So 2020 is listed as the worst year ever on the internet. By changing all negative incidents that happen throughout the year, someone found something interesting thing to know. 

Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities recently shared some news on their Facebook page, explaining that archaeologists uncovered an unexpected cache or more specifically, a well of more than 13 sealed wooden coffins to be as old as 2,500 years in the Saqqara Necropolis in Egypt.

A team of archeologists recently found 13 Egyptian coffins that have been sealed for over 2,500 years

Archaeologists Unearth 13 Fully-Sealed Ancient Egyptian Coffins In Saqqara Necropolis Dating Back 2,500 Years (1)
Image credits: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

As per their preliminary studies, those coffins are sealed off and haven’t been opened since millennia.

This is good news because ancient Egyptian coffins are often looted and disturbed, hindering scientific progress

Archaeologists Unearth 13 Fully-Sealed Ancient Egyptian Coffins In Saqqara Necropolis Dating Back 2,500 Years (1)
Image credits: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

The wooden coffins were found 11 meters (36 feet) underground in the Saqqara Necropolis outside Cairo

Archaeologists Unearth 13 Fully-Sealed Ancient Egyptian Coffins In Saqqara Necropolis Dating Back 2,500 Years (1)
Image credits: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

Archaeologists found 3 more niches connected to this location believed to house even more coffins

Archaeologists Unearth 13 Fully-Sealed Ancient Egyptian Coffins In Saqqara Necropolis Dating Back 2,500 Years (1)
Image credits: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities
Archaeologists Unearth 13 Fully-Sealed Ancient Egyptian Coffins In Saqqara Necropolis Dating Back 2,500 Years (1)
Image credits: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

As per the scholars, the identities and the trades of these particular inhabitants of the coffins, and the overall numbers, are not yet clear, but excavations and studies will continue to answer these questions. 

It’s unknown as to who specifically lies here as, in context, it can be anyone from a worker to a noble

Archaeologists Unearth 13 Fully-Sealed Ancient Egyptian Coffins In Saqqara Necropolis Dating Back 2,500 Years (1)
Image credits: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities

People are joking that 2020 can’t get any worse if someone was to release a curse by opening these coffins

Archaeologists Unearth 13 Fully-Sealed Ancient Egyptian Coffins In Saqqara Necropolis Dating Back 2,500 Years (1)
Image credits: Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities