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Treasure-trove crypt discovered in Saqqara

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handout picture released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities on September 6, 2020, shows Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri (C) inspectiong one of thirteen 2500 year-old wooden coffins discovered in a burial shaft at the desert necropolis of Saqqara south of the capital. (AFP)
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A handout picture released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities on September 6, 2020, shows a statue discovered along with thirteen 2500 year-old wooden coffins in a burial shaft at the desert necropolis of Saqqara south of the capital. (AFP)
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A handout picture released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities on September 6, 2020, shows one of thirteen 2500 year-old wooden coffins discovered in a burial shaft at the desert necropolis of Saqqara south of the capital. (AFP)

CAIRO: Egyptian Egyptologist Zahi Hawass has announced the discovery of a coffin-filled crypt 14 meters underground at the foot of the stepped Saqqara pyramid.

“It contains a treasure trove of antiquities that will amaze the world,” he said. “Seventy percent of Egypt’s antiquities are still underground.”

The coffins are said to be 2,500 years old.

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