Archaeologists Discover 6,000 Year-Old Sarcophagi in Egypt

Published November 11th, 2018 - 09:50 GMT

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Archaeology officials revealed that they have unearthed 7 sarcophagi, some dating back more than 6,000 years at a site on the edge of the pyramid complex in Saqqara, south of the Egyptian capital.

Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany Said three of the tombs had been used for cats, while one of four other sarcophagi discovered at the site belonged to Khufu-Imhat, overseer of the buildings in the royal palace. Continue reading below »

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Bronze statues of cats are displayed during the demonstration of a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission on November 10, 2018. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)
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Egyptian archaeologists work on monuments after being discovered on the stony edge of King Userkaf pyramid complex in Saqqara Necropolis, south of the capital Cairo. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)
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An Egyptian archaeologist cleans mummified cats. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)
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An Egyptian archaeologist cleans a bronze ancient Egyptian sitting cat statue, on November 10, 2018. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)
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Mummified cats are seen during the demonstration of a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)
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Egyptian archaeologist work on monuments during a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)
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Monuments are displayed during a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission through excavation work at an area located on the stony edge of King Userkaf pyramid complex. (KHALED DESOUKI /AFP)
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A boy rides a donkey near a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)
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Bronze statues of cats are displayed during the demonstration of a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission on November 10, 2018. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

Image 1 of 9Bronze statues of cats are displayed during the demonstration of a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission on November 10, 2018. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

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Egyptian archaeologists work on monuments after being discovered on the stony edge of King Userkaf pyramid complex in Saqqara Necropolis, south of the capital Cairo. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

Image 2 of 9Egyptian archaeologists work on monuments after being discovered on the stony edge of King Userkaf pyramid complex in Saqqara Necropolis, south of the capital Cairo. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

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An Egyptian archaeologist cleans mummified cats. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

Image 3 of 9An Egyptian archaeologist cleans mummified cats. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

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An Egyptian archaeologist cleans a bronze ancient Egyptian sitting cat statue, on November 10, 2018. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

Image 4 of 9An Egyptian archaeologist cleans a bronze ancient Egyptian sitting cat statue, on November 10, 2018. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

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Mummified cats are seen during the demonstration of a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

Image 5 of 9Mummified cats are seen during the demonstration of a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

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Egyptian archaeologist work on monuments during a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

Image 6 of 9Egyptian archaeologist work on monuments during a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

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Monuments are displayed during a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission through excavation work at an area located on the stony edge of King Userkaf pyramid complex. (KHALED DESOUKI /AFP)

Image 7 of 9Monuments are displayed during a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission through excavation work at an area located on the stony edge of King Userkaf pyramid complex. (KHALED DESOUKI /AFP)

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Diplomats and other viewers look at monuments displayed during a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

Image 8 of 9Diplomats and other viewers look at monuments displayed during a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

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A boy rides a donkey near a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

Image 9 of 9A boy rides a donkey near a new discovery made by an Egyptian archaeological mission. (KHALED DESOUKI / AFP)

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