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Cache of sealed coffins discovered in necropolis on Luxor's West Bank


Egypt's Antiquities Ministry says archaeologists have uncovered at least 20 ancient wooden coffins in the southern city of Luxor.

Cache of sealed coffins discovered in necropolis on Luxor's West Bank
This photo provided by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities shows recently discovered ancient coloured coffins with
inscriptions and paintings, in the southern city of Luxor, Egypt [Credit: Egypt. Ministry of Antiquities via AP]
A brief statement from the ministry says Tuesday says archaeologists found the coffins in the Asasif Necropolis. The necropolis, located in the ancient town of West Thebes, includes tombs dating back to the Middle, New Kingdom and the Late Periods (1994 BC to 332 BC).

Cache of sealed coffins discovered in necropolis on Luxor's West Bank


Cache of sealed coffins discovered in necropolis on Luxor's West Bank
Cache of sealed coffins discovered in necropolis on Luxor's West Bank
The ministry said archeologists found at least 20 wooden coffins in the Asasif Necropolis, describing it as one of the
"biggest and most important" discoveries in recent years [Credit: Egypt. Ministry of Antiquities via AP]
Photos from the ministry show coloured coffins with inscriptions and paintings. The ministry described it as one of the "biggest and most important" discoveries in recent years.

The ministry says it will release further details at a news conference on Saturday.

Egypt has sought publicity for its archaeological discoveries in the hopes of reviving its tourism sector, which was badly hit by the turmoil following the 2011 uprising.

Source: The Associated Press [October 15, 2019]

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