Egypt: Temple and coffins unearthed at archaeological site

– – Egypt has announced a major archaeological discovery at the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo. Archaeologists have unveiled 54 wooden coffins, many of which can be traced back 3000 years to the New Kingdom period. Another major discovery is the funerary temple of Queen Neit near the pyramid of her husband, King Teti of Egypt’s 6th dynasty which dates back 4200 years. The famed archaeologist Zahi Hawass, who headed the archaeological mission said the coffins include the first dating back to the New Kingdom to be found at Saqqara,…

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