Min. of Antiquities visits Tutankhamun’s tomb in the Valley of the Kings
Images of the sarcophagus at the time of its discovery revealed that it was divided into two parts, before placing it on the ground in the ancient cemetery decades ago.
Minister of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri inspecting the lid - ET
Earlier this week, the Minister of Antiquities, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri and veteran archaeologist Zahi Hawass visited the ancient tomb of the young king and discussed the possibility of mounting the lid on the coffin -in its original place above the coffin- for visitors to see for the first time.
The visit came after the Minister of Antiquities visited the archaeological area in El-Assasif in Luxor to inspect the work of the archaeological mission of the Ministry of Antiquities, which unveiled a huge cache of colorful human sarcophagi. Details will be announced on Saturday morning (Oct. 19) at an International press conference west of Luxor.
CAIRO - 16 October 2019: Sources at the Ministry of Antiquities revealed that work is still underway to extract the coffins discovered in El-Assasif area in Luxor. Numerous breathtaking artifacts appeared to excavators of the Egyptian archaeological mission led by Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri, where coffins are being extracted while many are still buried deep in the ground.