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Historic Discovery


Archaeologists in Egypt have uncovered 27 wooden coffins that are estimated to have been buried more than 2,500 years ago. They found the coffins inside a pair of wells in Saqqara, an ancient burial ground. Earlier this month, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said that 13 coffins were found there. On September 20, the ministry announced another 14. This discovery is thought to be one of the largest of its kind. Archaeologists are continuing their work at the site to uncover further details. Khaled El-Enany, Egypt’s minister of tourism and antiquities, says this is a “very exciting discovery” and that “it’s only the beginning.”