- Twenty preserved sarcophagi stones have been discovered 170 miles away from Cairo, in Egypt
- Contained in some of the stone coffins are mummified bodies of dead priests and their assistants from aeons of years ago
- Among other things that were found were 700 amulets, some of which were made of pure gold
Archaeologists have found out 20 well-preserved sarcophagi stones situated 170 miles south of Cairo in Minya, the capital of Egypt.
The place has mummies of high priests and others who were believed to be their assistants during their lifetime.
Ten thousand funerary statues that had their owners’ names with more than 700 amulets were also discovered as some of them were made of gold.
According to Biblical Archaeology, news of the discovery was made known by Egypt’s minister of antiquities and tourism, Khaled El-Gabal, on Friday, January 30.
It should be noted that the discovered burial ground is dated back to Egypt’s late period between 688 and 323 BCE, a time the country was ruled by superior powers.
The head excavator, Moustafa Waziry, said the sarcophagi belong to the son of Psamtik, the head of the royal treasury of Osiris and Nut.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the Ain Dara temple, which is one of the best-preserved sites in the world, is located in northwest Syria. On Monday, January 22, 2018, an attack damaged a part of it.
Origin of the temple dates back to early first millennia BCE as its decoration is heavily influenced by basalt sculpture.
The attack also formed big disfiguring craters in special places in the temple. It should be noted that since the temple was discovered by the excavators, it has been a source of study.
Scholars have also drawn a similarity between it and the famous Temple of Solomon in the Hebrew Bible.
Among some of the significant things found in the temple are the remains dating back to the early time of the Iron Age. Some of its thresholds have carvings of big footprints, leading to the inner part of the temple.
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Ahmed Alwan, a 20-year-old, who works in the store came up with a solution to reward every one of his customers for answered maths questions.
Once you answer a question, you are given five seconds to grab whatever thing you want in the store. The only thing you cannot, however, take is his cat.
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