Source: AFP

In an ancient Egypt discovery, over 100 coffins and mummies were unearthed in a necropolis. Apart from it, 40 golden statues were also found in the 2500-year-old tomb at a burial site just south of the capital Cairo city.

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According to the officials, the remains are interred in the colorful sealed sarcophagi.

The Archaeologists also found out mummies wrapped in clothes.

Khaled el-Anany, the Tourism, and Antique Minister said that the antiques are dated back to the Ptolemaic dynasty.

The antiques have now been put up at the makeshift museum at the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara.

Interestingly, another discovery work is going on at the Saqqara Necropolis and could be announced soon.

However, as per the Daily Star, the artifacts would soon be moved to the museums in Cairo. It would be distributed in three museums in Cairo including the Grand Egyptian Museum being built near Giza Pyramids.

The recent excavation in Egypt has unearthed many rare antiques. There are at least 140 sealed sarcophagi found since September with mummies in all of them. Most of them were found in Saqqara.

Saqqara is a historic city near the ancient Egypt capital of Memphis. The ruins of Memphis are designated as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.