Uncovered 20 sealed coffins, "as the ancient Egyptians left them"

The 20 sarcophagi are still sealed.

The 20 sarcophagi are still sealed.

Further details of the archaeological find to be announced on Saturday, but the discovery is already considered major.

"One of the largest and most important discoveries to have been announced in the past few years." This is how the Egyptian authorities announced that a "huge cache" of 20 sealed coffins had been found in the Luxor region.

The wooden sarcophagi, which are very well preserved, namely by the intact engravings and surviving coloration, remain "as the ancient Egyptians left them" in Al-Assasif, an ancient necropolis on the west bank of the Nile. The site was once part of the ancient city of Thebes, the ruins of which are found in present-day Luxor.

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