A total of 27 sarcophagi buried more than 2,500 years ago have been unearthed by archaeologists in an ancient Egyptian necropolis

They were found inside a newly-discovered well at a sacred site in Saqqara, south of the capital, Cairo. Thirteen coffins were discovered earlier this month, but a further 14 have followed, officials say.

The discovery is now said by experts to be one of the largest of its kind. Images released show colourfully painted well-preserved wooden coffins and other smaller artefacts. Saqqara was an active burial ground for more than 3,000 years and is a designated Unesco World Heritage Site. Read More at Source

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