Discovery of a deep well containing 13 coffins closed 2,500 years ago in the Saqqara desert.

Discovery of a deep well containing 13 coffins closed 2,500 years ago in the Saqqara desert.

The Egyptian archaeological mission working in the Saqqara antiquities area discovered a deep burial well with more than 13 human coffins closed more than 2,500 years ago, where the depth of the well is about 11 meters, and inside it were found the colorful wooden coffins closed stacked on top of each other.

Dr. Khaled Al-Anani was keen to go to the bottom of the well with Dr. Mustafa Waziri to inspect the discovery in preparation for announcing it soon in a press conference in the Saqqara antiquities area. He also thanked the site workers for working in difficult circumstances while adhering to the precautionary measures.

Initial studies indicate that these coffins are completely closed and have not been opened since they were buried inside the well and that they are not the only ones, it is likely that more of them will be found inside the niches located at the sides of the well, one of which has been opened and a number of archaeological finds, wooden coffins, and even Now the identity and positions of the owners of these coffins, or their total number, have not been determined, but these questions will be answered over the next few days through the continuing excavation work.

It is worth noting that the Ministry had announced more than one archaeological discovery during the past years in the Saqqara antiquities area, and this discovery includes the largest number of coffins with one burial.​​​