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For the past two years, archaeologists have been excavating at Saqqara, an archaeological site in Giza, about 32 kilometers south of Cairo. They recently unearthed a treasure trove of coffins and mummies that may have belonged to some of King Tutankhaf's (1333-1323) closest generals and advisers.
Archaeologists have also explored a nearby pyramid that belonged to Tete, the first king of the Sixth Dynasty of Egypt, and, according to the report, discovered a “huge limestone sarcophagus” along with “300 beautiful coffins from the New Kingdom period”. The discovered mummies have been preserved in good condition even after many centuries. This demonstrates that mummification was at its peak in the New Kingdom.
“Some sarcophagi have two lids, and the most amazing of them has a woman's mask made entirely of solid gold,” — Egyptologist Zahi Hawass reports. “We discovered that her name was Neith and she was never known in the historical record before”
which is scheduled to open next year.
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