Saqqara Necropolis - new major discoveries
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Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced a new batch of major discoveries in the Saqqara Necropolis archaeological site on on Saturday, 17 January 2021.
The discoveries will rewrite the history of Saqqara during the New Kingdom and assert the importance of the worship of King Teti during the 19th Dynasty of the New Kingdom, according to renowned Egyptologist Zahi Hawass.
Already last November, in a major discovery, a collection of 100 intact 26th Dynasty coffins were unearthed in the necropolis, in addition to golden funerary masks and a collection of 40 wooden statues of Saqqara goddess Ptah Soker.
The discovery confirmed that Saqqara was not used for burial during the Late Period only, but also during the New Kingdom.