Bronze statues and sarcophagi with mummies found by archaeologists in Egypt

In Egypt, archaeologists have discovered the largest cache of mummies and statues, which are more than 2500 years old. In the Egyptian necropolis of Saqqara, located 25 km south of Cairo, archaeologists have found 250 sarcophagi with well-preserved mummies inside, as well as 150 bronze statues depicting ancient Egyptian deities, including Anubis, Osiris, Amunmin, Isis, Hathorand others. The cache also contained tools used during rituals dedicated to the goddess Isis. All found treasures will be transferred to the new Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo for a permanent exhibition.

Saqqara — an extensive necropolis near the ancient capital of Egypt, Memphis, where more than a dozen pyramids are located. In 1979, the necropolises of Memphis — Saqqara, Abusir, Dahshur and Giza — were included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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