Newly discovered shaft in Saqqara Newly discovered shaft in Saqqara
September 14, 2020
Excavations conducted by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities have revealed a newly discovered shaft containing intact artifacts. The finding included 13 sealed wooden coffins, buried in the shaft more than 2500 years ago in their eternal slumber. The shaft is 11 meters deep and the coffins are painted with various religious motifs and scenes, including scenes of the goddess Nut on the coffin interior lid.
It is believed that the area close to the newly discovered shaft will contain other shafts and burials. Further analysis of the uncovered material will soon reveal the identity and titles of the individuals buried within these coffins. This discovery is only one of many that have been revealed recently in the Saqqara necropolis, further proving that there is still so much material waiting to be uncovered by archaeologists.