Posted 19 января 2021,, 07:17

Published 19 января 2021,, 07:17

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Egypt hopes that fifty newly excavated mummies will help to revive tourism

Egypt hopes that fifty newly excavated mummies will help to revive tourism

19 января 2021, 07:17
Egyptian archaeologists have found new treasures in the Sakkara necropolis: 50 wooden sarcophagi and the burial temple of Queen Naraat, Agence France-Presse reports.

The sarcophagi belong to the New Kingdom period and date back to the 16th-11th centuries. AD They were found in burial mines located at a depth of 10 to 12 meters.

The tombs were found not looted; the mummies found in them belong to the highest officials. Statues of deities were found next to the sarcophagi.

Sakkara is a village 23 kilometers south of Cairo, next to which are the ruins of the acropolis of the ancient Egyptian capital Memphis. More than a dozen pyramids have already been discovered there, including the famous step pyramid of Djoser, ancient monasteries and animal burials. In recent years, excavations have been increasingly active. In November, it was announced that more than 100 unlooted sarcophagi were found, the largest such find of the year.

In Egypt, they believe that the archaeological discoveries will help restore tourism, which was badly hit by civil unrest that began in the country in 2011 and then from the pandemic. Huge hopes are pinned on the opening of the Great Egyptian Museum, or the Museum of Giza, which this year, after many years of transfers, should receive its first visitors.