27 sarcophagi intact from 2,500 years ago discovered near the pyramids of Giza in Egypt

The Egyptian authorities do not give enough in the meantime archaeological discovery. This Sunday they announced the discovery, inside a well in the Saqqara necropolis located southwest of Cairo, a total of fourteen sarcophagi intact that, in a first study, have dated to about 2,500 years ago. These fourteen mummies they join thirteen others found in the same place a week ago. Undoubtedly a good month for the Ministry of Antiquities of the Egyptian Government.

The enclave of Saqqara, located about 25 kilometers from the plateau where the already famous pyramids of Giza are located, it is a vast necropolis where the stepped pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser stands out in particular, the first construction of this type from the Pharaonic era of ancient Egypt. It was built around 2,700 BC by the architect Imhotep and is considered one of the oldest monuments in the world.

As for the latest sarcophagi found, various photographs have been published on social networks and it can be seen that they are very well preserved. With brown and blue motifs, they are decorated with numerous hieroglyphs that, when deciphered, will shed more light on the knowledge of that ancient time in Egypt.

For years, the Egyptian authorities have been very interested in this type of finds and announce quite frequently, and with great fanfare, the archaeological discoveries that are made within their borders. Is about a way to reactivate one of the powerful tourist attractions in the area. This sector, very important for the country’s income, has been greatly affected by both political instability and the attacks after the 2011 revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak from power and, more recently, by the covid-19 pandemic.