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100 Ancient Coffins Discovered in Egyptian Necropolis

Source: Sabah Choudhry, news.sky.com, November 15, 2020

The items date back to the Ptolemaic dynasty that ruled Egypt for 300 years – from around 320BC to around 30BC and the Late Period (664-332BC).

Egyptian antiquities officials have announced the discovery of almost 100 ancient coffins – some with mummies inside them – and around 40 golden statues in south Cairo.

The remains, interred in colourful, sealed sarcophagi, were buried more than 2,500 years ago in the Pharaonic necropolis.

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