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Archaeologists find tombs and mummification workshops in Egypt

Archaeologists find tombs and mummification workshops in Egypt

Discoveries were made at the archaeological site of Saqqara. According to researchers, they date back to 380 BC.

Egyptian antiquities authorities have discovered mummification workshops and new tombs in the Saqqara necropolis, about 30 kilometers from Cairo, the capital of Egypt. The Millennium Artifact was unveiled on Saturday (May 27, 2023).

Inside the workshops, also called “Workshops”Archaeologists have found pottery, ritual vessels, and other items apparently used in mummification processes.

Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said in a statement that the spaces were used to mummify sacred humans and animals. It dates back to the Pharaonic Thirtieth Dynasty (380 BC to 343 BC) and the Ptolemaic Period (305 BC to 30 BC).

news agency information NBC News It claims that one of the tombs belongs to Nihsut-Ba, priest of Horus and Ma’at during the Fifth Dynasty, around 2400 BC, and the other, according to the head of the archaeological site at Saqqara, Sabri Farag, belongs to the priest from Khaybar. Eighteenth Dynasty (about 1400 BC).

Last year, Waziri was the protagonist of the discovery of other artifacts at the same archaeological site. At that time, 250 sealed sarcophagi and 150 bronze statues dating back 2,500 years were found.

Saqqara was part of the necropolis of Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Its ruins, about 400 meters long, are now listed as a World Heritage Site. UNESCO Since the seventies.

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