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Articles Recent News 59 wooden coffins were initially covered inside burial wells in The Saqqara Antiquities area

28 statues of the cowardly god OfQara Petah Sucre and a large number of amulets, statues of awasbati and archaeological finds Amid extensive media coverage of the Sakkara archaeological cemetery attended by nearly 60 foreign, Arab and African ambassadors in Cairo and their families, and a number of news agencies, newspapers and local and foreign television channels, Dr. Khaled Anani, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, announced a new archaeological discovery in the Area of Saqqara Antiquities, carried out by the Egyptian archaeological mission headed by Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. The mission uncovered three burial wells at different depths ranging from 10 to 12 metres, with 59 colored wooden coffins closed and stacked on top of each other. During his speech, Dr. Anani pointed out that this day is considered an important event as it highlights that the uniqueness of Egypt in its diversity, which is not owned by many countries of the world, pointing to the participation of nearly 60 ambassadors and their families from 43 friendly countries to Egypt today in the announcement of this archaeological discovery, which reflects their full support for Egyptian tourism and antiquities. About the details of the archaeological discovery today, the minister explained that in the beginning was revealed 3 wells with 13 coffins, and then 14 more coffins were revealed in them, bringing the total number of coffins discovered to date 59 coffins, pointing out that the detection is not finished yet; Dr. Khaled Anani explained that the coffins found in good condition of preservation and still retaintheir original colors, pointing out that the preliminary studies on them made it clear that they date back to the era of the family 26 and that they belong to a group of priests, senior statesmen and dignitaries in the community, announcing that these coffins will be transferred to the Great Egyptian Museum to be displayed in the hall opposite the hall dedicated to displaying the assif environment, which was found by the Egyptian archaeological mission in 2019 in Luxor, where it was revealed about 32 closed coffins but And priestesses from the family 22. He explained that the discovery also included dozens of statues, not just coffins, including a bronze statue (Nefertom), which is one of the finest possible. He pointed out that it was announced before more than one archaeological discovery in this area, in addition to that the pyramid of Zuser was opened the first stone building in history last March after its restoration which began in 2006 and stopped in 2011 and was completed again with Egyptian funding at a cost of 150 million pounds, in order to preserve the egyptian antiquities and heritage. The Minister of Tourism and Antiquities expressed his happiness at the success of the Egyptian archaeological mission in finding this huge discovery in The Cemetery of Saqqara, which is considered one of the Egyptian archaeological areas listed on the World Heritage List, thanking his colleagues working in the Supreme Council of Antiquities headed by Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Council, for this archaeological discovery, especially for their work in difficult and difficult circumstances, where it is the first archaeological discovery to be announced since the crisis of the new Corona virus, which confirms that the repercussions of the crisis did not stand against To accomplish their work efficiently and to deal with them very professionally under strict conditions and precautionary measures to ensure the preservation of the public safety of all archaeologists, restorers, workers and participants in this discovery. He expressed his pride and pride to be on this team since he joined them in 2016, and that most of the Egyptian archaeological discoveries were in Egyptian hands by employees of the Supreme Council of Antiquities. The minister thanked our ancient ancestors for the great heritage they left us, and we discover every period a part of it, which highlights Egypt globally and makes the world media talk about it always. He said the next few weeks will see the opening of a number of archaeological projects, including the museums of Sharm el-Sheikh, Kafr El Sheikh, the administrative capital and royal vehicles, before the end of this year. At the end of his speech, the Minister thanked the National Bank of Egypt for sponsoring the event. For his part, Dr. Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said that this discovery was carried out in several stages where the mission began excavation work last August where it found 13 coffins and with continued excavation and excavation, the archaeologists reached the discovery of 14 more coffins until The number of coffins reached 59, in addition to the discovery of 28 wooden statues of the God Petah Sucre, the main god of the sakkara cowardice, in addition to a large number of statues of awabati and amulets, as well as a bronze statue of the God NafTom Restaurant With precious stones, such as the red garnet, the terkwaz and the azaward, the statue is 35 cm long and its owner, The Priest Badi-Amon, is found, and amulets and statues of Ochabati are found made of faines. During the press conference, Dr. Zahi Hawass, an archaeologist, gave a speech during which he spoke about his feelings and feelings at the moment of opening the coffin when the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities invited him to come to the archaeological detection area, pointing out that the moment of opening a sarcophagus for the first time cannot be described, which he sees in the eyes of the young Egyptian archaeological missions who participate in these archaeological discoveries. He also expressed his happiness at the success of the Egyptian archaeological mission headed by Dr. Mustafa Waziri in carrying out these archaeological discoveries. He added that these archaeological discoveries appeared in an area called "cat doors" which has the most famous tombs, namely the tomb of the ambassador who signed the treaty of Ramses II with the Recitals, the Cemetery of Maya "Nursing King Tutankhamun" and the tomb of the Prime Minister in the reign of King Amenhotep III, pointing out that next to these tombs was discovered the tomb "Wathi", in addition to this great archaeological discovery. Dr. Zahi Hawass concluded by emphasizing that this discovery will be a treasure of the Great Egyptian Museum. During the announcement of the archaeological discovery, one of the coffins was opened and a mummy was found inside, and a short film on the archaeological discovery was screened. For his part, Mr. Hisham Okasha, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Egypt, stressed the bank's keenness to support the scientific, cultural, archaeological and tourism movement in Egypt, especially with regard to the Egyptian civilization, which is the most unique in the world, pointing out that maintaining that wealth, which is not valued, is a national duty through which the National Bank is keen to assume its role that it exercises over the years of its extended life, pointing to the bank's sponsorship of this event comes in targeting its exit in a manner befitting In Egypt and the ancient Egyptian civilization in front of the world, which looks eagerly to follow this archaeological discovery, which drew attention to the "mother of the world", the owner of the oldest civilization known to mankind, which will cast a positive shadow on the revival of the tourist traffic to Egypt, which is one of the most important goals of the country. It is worth mentioning that the area where this discovery was found is the area of "cowardice of senior statesmen" in Saqqara, which found a coward for cats, animals and sacred birds, as well as the great discovery of the cemetery "Wah T", one of the priests of the Fifth Dynasty, beautiful and praised by the whole world.