Archaeologists unearth Egyptian queen’s tomb, many coffins of 3000 years ago

Archaeologists unearth Egyptian queen’s tomb, many coffins of 3000 years ago

- Archeologists in Egypt have discovered a queen's tomb that dates back to 1570–1069 BC

- King Teti's wife, Queen Naert, was said to have been buried in the tomb

- A 13-foot-long Book of the Dead scroll was also discovered at the Saqqara necropolis

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Archaeologists in Egypt have unearthed more than 50 coffins which date back to the New Kingdom era (1570–1069 BC).

The archaeologists discovered a queen's tomb and a 13-foot-long Book of the Dead scroll at the Saqqara necropolis, a vast burial ground south of Cairo.

The tomb that was discovered was where King Teti’s wife, Queen Naert, was buried, Smithsonian Magazine reports.

Legit.ng gathers that the disclosure was made in a statement by the country's Ministry of Tourism and Antiques.

Archaeologists unearth Egyptian queen’s tomb, many coffins of 3000 years ago
Archaeologists in Egypt unearth coffins of 3000 years ago. Photo credit: Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiques
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Report has it that this is the first time archaeologists have unearthed 3000-year-old coffins at Saqqara.

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The coffins were discovered by Egyptologist Zahi Hawass and his colleagues. Speaking on discoveries, Hawass said he has never heard of Queen Naert before.

Hawass stated:

“I’d never heard of this queen before. Therefore, we add an important piece to Egyptian history, about this queen.”

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In a previous report by Legit.ng, on Sunday, September 6, Egypt said that it discovered a collection of more than 13 sealed coffins which all date back to 2,500 years ago.

A statement by the country’s ministry of tourism and antiquities said the coffins were found at a site in Saqqara necropolis in Giza.

It added that they were taken out from inside an 11-meter-deep shaft. Khaled al-Anany, the minister, was at the site as he examined the excavation work.

He said:

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“The discovery marks the largest number of coffins found in one burial place since the discovery of the Asasif Cachette.”

It should be noted that Asasif was discovered in October 2019 at a cemetery in Upper Egypt’s Luxor Province.

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