New archaeological discovery in Saqqara to be announced early 2021

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Mon, 14 Dec 2020 - 12:27 GMT

Egypt's Minister of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled el-Enani (R) with renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass in one of the burying wells - Photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism and Antiquities

Egypt's Minister of Tourism & Antiquities Khaled el-Enani (R) with renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass in one of the burying wells - Photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism and Antiquities

CAIRO – 14 December 2020: In the early hours of December 14, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled el-Enani, accompanied by renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawass and General Secretary of the Supreme Council of Antiquities Mustafa Waziri, inspected the excavations of the Egyptian archaeological mission working next to the Pyramid of King Teti I in the Saqqara Antiquities area headed by Zahi Hawass, which resulted in the discovery of burial wells containing coffins and huge archaeological finds from the New Kingdom era.

 

Hawass confirmed that this discovery, which will be announced early next year, will shed light on a part of the history of Saqqara that we do not know much about, and will also unveil the secrets of the cemeteries of the 18th and 19th Dynasties in the Saqqara antiquities area.

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Enani,Waziri and Hawass during the visit to the Saqqara Archaeological Area on Dec. 14 - Photo via Egypt's Min. of Tourism & Antiquities

 

Moreover, Enani was keen to enter one of the burial wells that was found along with Hawass and Waziri, to inspect it.

 

Enani also thanked Hawass and the work team for the massive efforts they are exerting, expressing his pride in the unique Egyptian civilization and that all these discoveries were made by pure Egyptian hands.

 

 

 

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