The British Guardian reported on the 17th that Egypt announced the discovery of a number of wooden coffins, mummy and Queen Nart’s funeral temple in Segara cemetery in southern Cairo.
According to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, the archaeological team led by Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Havas completed the major discovery, including more than 50 ancient coffins.
These wooden coffins were found in 52 tombs 10 to 12 meters deep, dating back to the New Kingdom period between the 16th and 11th centuries BC. Havas believes that these latest discoveries can provide new clues to the history of Segara in the New Kingdom period.
The ancient coffin was found near a pyramid, which buried the first pharaoh Teti of the sixth dynasty in the ancient kingdom.
The temple of Queen Nart, the wife of King Taiti, was also found at the site, as well as three brick warehouses.
Egypt reportedly hopes that these archaeological discoveries will stimulate the development of tourism, which has been hit hard by the 2011 riots and the current coronavirus pandemic.
Segara is a huge cemetery in Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt, and the site of more than a dozen pyramids and ancient monasteries.
It has been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.