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Saqqara, the city of Egypt that returned 27 sarcophagi

The town of Upper Egypt is considered one of the most fascinating sites, full of treasures of great archaeological, historical and cultural value

Saqqara is a city of a thousand surprises, dedicated to dreamers and lovers of ancient history. In fact, in these days, the Egyptian city has returned 27 intact sarcophagi buried for more than 2,500 years and never opened since. It is a unique find, with excellently preserved wooden coffins painted in bright colors; found by archaeologists along with other smaller artifacts, as the first photographs published by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities also show. Artifacts and sarcophagi of absolute beauty, not only intact, but also excellently preserved and full of treasures and stories to tell.

A discovery that, as anticipated by the BBC, was made by a team of archaeologists who have been working in the area for some time and has allowed to bring to light a treasure of inestimable cultural and historical value.

In detail, the discovery took place inside a well in the sacred site, a town in Upper Egypt located south of the capital Cairo, about 30 km away. The first discovery dates back to the beginning of September when archaeologists found the first 13 sarcophagi to which the remaining 14 are added, which have been found more recently. The hope of course for the local authorities is that other incredible artifacts and other tombs are hidden in the area that will then have to be dated and associated with some dynasty.

A wonderful place that of Saqqara where, in March of this year, after a restoration that lasted years, the pyramid of Pharaoh Djoser was reopened, the first complete concrete structure in the world and the oldest step pyramid in the whole of ‘Egypt. Works that made it possible to restore the external facade, the stairways of the two entrances and the internal corridors that lead to the burial chamber and the stone sarcophagus.

In short, there are so many riches in this vast archaeological site considered to be the most important necropolis from the first dynasty to the Christian era. A burial place in Egypt active for more than 3,000 years, considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most fascinating places in the entire country. One more reason to love and visit Egypt, a land of pyramids and wonderful discoveries, capable of leaving any traveler speechless.

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