Egypt unveils dozens of coffins, statues dating back 2,500 years

Egyptian antiquities officials on Saturday announced the discovery of at least 100 ancient coffins, some with mummies inside, and around 40 gilded statues in a vast Pharaonic necropolis south of Cairo. Colourful, sealed sarcophagi and statues that were buried more than 2,500 years ago were displayed in a makeshift exhibit at the feet of […]

Egypt finds more mummy priest coffins ‘sealed since ancient times’ – National

Archeologists recently dug up dozens of ancient mummy priests without bringing a curse down on their heads — so they’ve gone back and done it again. Egyptian authorities say they have unearthed dozens more mummies at an ancient necropolis in Saqqara, adding to the 59 sarcophagi they previously announced in early October. Each sarcophagus […]

Critics condemn Egyptian highway project through pyramid plateau – National

Critics say an Egyptian infrastructure project through an area south of Cairo could threaten pyramids in the region and mean undiscovered treasures may never be found. Two new highways are being constructed across a pyramid plateau, cutting through some of the most important ancient sites in the world. “It’s as though anywhere you dig […]