A team of archaeologists that were working in Luxor City, Egypt came across 20 ancient wooden coffins with patterns.
The ancient Egyptian wooden patterned coffins were discovered at Asasif, which is an ancient necropolis, located on the west bank of the River Nile.
According to reports, the coffins were still sealed properly and were well preserved. The conditions of the coffins were also well-maintained and some of them even had their bright colors.
The sarcophagi were discovered in 2 layers of a large tomb.
The coffins were layered carefully on top of the other.
The Egypt Antiquities Ministry called this find as one of the largest and the most important discoveries up to this date.
Most of the coffins that were found were in a excellent state of preservation.
During a press released, the Egypt Antiquities Ministry said, “This discovery is one of the largest and most important discoveries that have been announced during the past few years as it includes so far more than 20 colored wooden human coffins, in a state of conservation, colors, and inscriptions in full and still closed, and were revealed in the situation that left them. The ancient Egyptian where they were found gathered in a cache in two levels on top of the other.”
A number of images were released to the public.
The images that were shared with the public showed Khaled El-Anany, the antiquities minister of Egypt, examining the coffins with Dr. Mostafa Waziri, the alongside Supreme Council of Antiquities’ secretary-general.
It is still not clear what period in ancient Egyptian history these newly revealed tombs belong to or who lies inside the coffins.
According to reports, a press conference on October 19, 2019, will unfold further details about this new discovery.