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20 Ancient Coffins Found in Luxor

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Egyptian archeologists uncover 20 ancient coffins in Luxor

Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany and secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri embarked on a tour to inspect the newly discovered cachette of intact, sealed coffins at Al-Asasif necropolis on Luxor’s West Bank on Tuesday.
The full details of the discovery will be announced at a press conference on Saturday.
Waziri said that the discovery is considered the biggest of the last few years, as the cachette includes more than 20 painted wooden coffins. They were found grouped on two levels, one on top of the other.
The coffins are in good condition.

Photos here: https://see.news/antiquities-ministry-r ... gZKo67ieCM


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Watch the announcement live:

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I really wanted to watch this but after 10 minutes of hello hello 1234 I got fed up.

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The only new news was the total of coffins, 30, and then they opened a male and a female. The usual bun-fight as people jostled to get pictures (quite headache-making). The colours of the inner paintings are wonderful, looking like they had just been done. The wrappings were also in an excellent state of preservation. Skip through to about 1 minute 17.


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