It seems like every day there is a new incredible find in Egypt. The latest to surface happens to be in Saqqara; the uncovering of 250 Sarcophagus and 150 statues.
Unearthed at the famed necropolis of Saqqara near Cairo, the stone coffins date back to 2,500 years. Moreover, all the coffins are housed with mummies inside.
According to Mostafa Waziri, head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, “the find includes 250 painted sarcophagi with well-preserved mummies inside, as well as 150 bronze statues of ancient deities and bronze vessels used in rituals of Isis, the goddess of fertility in ancient Egyptian mythology, all from the Late Period, about 500 B.C.”
Furthermore, it was discovered that these bronze statues represented goddesses Isis and Bastet and the god Osiris. These statues are being sent to Grand Egyptian Museum where they will be displayed, and accessible to tourists from all over the world.
Lately, Egypt has been promoting heavily its historical finds in hopes of attracting more tourists. These artifacts are only one small piece of history that is bound to garner more people’s interest in the direction of visiting the home of the great pyramids, Egypt.
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