Egypt’s Prime Minister inspects Saqqara archaeological site


Mon, 19 Oct 2020 - 01:29 GMT

File: Egypt’s Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly.

File: Egypt’s Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly.





CAIRO - 19 October 2020: Egypt’s Prime Minister Moustafa Madbouly, accompanied by Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled El-Anany and Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mostafa Waziri, inspected the excavation work of the Egyptian archaeological mission working in Saqqara archaeological area.




 The excavation work resulted in the discovery of new burial shafts that house a large number of colored and closed coffins that have been buried for more than 2,500 years, in addition to colored and gilded wooden statues.



Madbouly was keen to go inside one of the three new burial shafts along with Anany and Waziri, to inspect the discovered artifacts as an encouragement to the mission of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

All the details of this discovery will be announced during the next few weeks in a press conference in Saqqara after the completion of the archaeological documentation and photography works.

Madbouly was keen to shoot a video while he was inside the well, in which he thanked the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and stated he takes pride in the unique Egyptian civilization.

Anany also thanked the Prime Minister for the great support the ministry receives from the government, which has led to all these discoveries being made by Egyptian hands. This is in addition to the unprecedented achievement of many archaeological projects that have been praised by the whole world.

The Egyptian minister of tourism and antiquities noted that five Egyptian museums will be inaugurated before the end of 2020.




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