A hiding place with more than 20 intact and sealed wooden coffins was discovered in a pharaonic era necropolis west of the Egyptian city of Luxor. The amazing discovery of coffins found in a necropolis of Luxor amazed the archaeologists
Unlike sarcophagi – which may contain coffins inside – Egyptian coffins contain the mummy of the deceased.
The Egyptian Antiquities Minister, Khaled El-Enany, and the General Secretary of the Supreme Antiquities Council, Mostafa Waziri, moved to the Al-Asasif site to inspect the site of the find.
Waziri said the discovery is considered the largest in recent years, as the hiding place includes more than 20 wooden coffins painted and in good condition. They were found grouped into two levels, one on top of the other, according to the Egyptian press.
A couple of coffins found in a necropolis of Luxor being unearthed
Asasif is a necropolis located on the western bank of the Nile in Thebes, near Deir el Bahari and south of the necropolis of Dra Abu el-Naga. It mainly contains tombs of senior Egyptian officials of the 18th dynasties (1550 and 1295 BC), XXV (747 to 664 BC) and XXVI (664 to 525 BC).
More details about the ancestral and colorful coffins will be announced to the public next weekend.
Source: Ministry of Antiquities