20 colored pharaoh coffins discovered in Assasif Cemetery: Ministry

Egypt’s Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anany and Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri inspected on Tuesday colored coffins belonging to pharaohs, discovered by the archaeological mission in the Assasif Cemetery in Luxor’s western mainland, the Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement.

The mission uncovered 20 wooden coffins in excellent condition, divided in two groups in two compartments within the cemetery and left in the same position by the pharaohs, the statement said.

The ministry will organize a press conference in west Luxor to reveal details on the finding on October 19, adding that the discovery is the greatest over the past few years, the statement read.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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