Discovered dozens of antique painted coffins

Archaeologists found at least 20 wooden coffins in the Asasif graveyard, Luxor city.

Archaeologists found at least 20 wooden coffins in the Asasif graveyard, Luxor city.

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The ancient coffin is quite intact.(Photo: Phys).

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announces its new discovery on October 15.The Asasif Cemetery is located in the old city of West Thebes , keeping tombs during the Middle, New Kingdom, and Post-Ancient Era periods, ie from 1994 to 332 BC.

The coffins take on a characteristic human form and seem quite intact. They are painted in a variety of colors with many drawings and inscriptions on the outside. The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities considers this to be one of the most important and important findings in recent years. They will announce more details at the press conference scheduled for October 19.

With many valuable archaeological findings, Egypt hopes to revive the seriously affected tourism industry after the 2011 uprising. Last week, scientists also discovered a "hell map" under a grave. in Dayr al-Barsha. This is essentially a record of the Book of Two Ways, which depicts the two paths to bring the dead to Osiris. The book also mentions mantras to help the dead overcome difficulties on the road.

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