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Egypt archaeologists find 20 ancient coffins near Luxor

Egypt archaeologists find 20 ancient coffins near Luxor”

The Egyptian Ministry of Cultural Affairs has announced that archaeologists have encountered at least 20 ancient wooden coffins in Assasif district on the west bank of the Nile River in Luxor, Egypt, the Associated Press reported.

Egyptian officers luxuriate in no longer given the timeframe from which the coffins date, however the positioning where they luxuriate in been came upon was as soon as a part of the mature city of Thebes. The sarcophagi, which were stacked in two layers in a large tomb, still boasted their original carvings of faces and hands and colors of red, green, white and black that have not faded much over time.

The coffins luxuriate in been display hide in Assasif, a necropolis on the west monetary institution of the Nile River.

The Asasif necropolis is a well-known burial site from which discovered tombs and coffins date to the New Kingdom and especially the Late period.

Deemed a controversial practice, a high number of foreign and Egyptian excavations work all over Egypt's ancient sites.

There are, however, some exceptions to this trend: namely, tombs dating to the earlier 18th dynasty. The officials, for now, have released only a limited amount of information with rest of the news expected to be revealed at a news conference on October 19.

Archeologists working at the Luxor Valley of the Monkeys in southern Egypt said the place used to be known for producing ornaments, furniture and pottery for royal tombs.

A brief statement from the ministry on Tuesday said archaeologists found the coffins in the Asasif Necropolis. The say moreover gave researchers yet every other manner to realize what day-to-day life could maybe merely need been treasure for laborers at the workshops.

Sources at the Ministry of Antiquities revealed that work is still underway to extract the coffins discovered in El-Assasif area in Luxor. Spanning the period of 1543 to 1292 B.C., this royal line included such pharaohs as Ahmenhotep I, Tutankhamun, and Hatshepsut, the so-called "queen who would be king".



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