2 500-year-old Egyptian coffins discovered and opened for 1st time

2 500-year-old Egyptian coffins discovered and opened for 1st time

- An amazing discovery has been made, 49 sarcophagi were found in the ancient burial ground of Saqqara in the South of Cairo

- One of the coffins was opened in front of the media revealing a mummy decorated in brightly coloured hieroglyphics

- The coffins will be moved to the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) at the Giza plateau

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Egyptian Archaeologists have made a dramatic discovery when they unearthed 49 coffins dating back 2 500 years.

The amazing find revealed that coffins were in amazing condition and some of them were beautifully decorated.

The archaeologists opened one of the sarcophagi in front of the media. Inside the coffin which was beautifully decorated in ornate hieroglyphics was a body wrapped in burial cloth which was also decorated in brightly coloured hieroglyphics.

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"We are very happy about this discovery," said Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities.

The coffins were found in the South of Cairo in an area which was once the Saqqara burial ground.

A huge discovery has been made in Cairo as 49 ancient coffins have been unearthed. Photo credit: Instagramam/grand_egyptian_museum
49 sarcophagi have been discovered in the Saqqara burial ground in South Cairo. Photo credit: Instagram/grand_egyptian_museum
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"So today is not the end of the discovery, I consider it the beginning of the big discovery," he said.

The coffins will be on display at the new Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) at the Giza plateau.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that Pitso Mosimane's signing to Al Ahly Football Club is an endorsement of South African talent.

Ramaphosa says that the signing proves that Mosimane's signing is an endorsement of South African talent according to News24.

"Pitso Mosimane will be missed as a force in South African football but his appointment by our continent’s flagship club strengthens the bonds of friendship between our two countries.”

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He went on to say that Pitso has not only made South Africa proud but the entire African continent.

“It is also a recognition of the talent and capability that resides within our own continent. I wish Pitso and his team well as they fly our flag and the flag of continental football with a club in whose success all Africans take pride.”

In other news, Al Ahly has unveiled Pitso Mosimane as its new head coach in a video that has already gathered nearly 180 000 views online.

Mosimane signed a two-year deal with the Egyptian giants, succeeding Swiss tactician Rene Weiler.

"The contract with Mr Pitso Mosimane, South African head coach of the first team, is effective as of tomorrow, Friday 2 October 2020, for a period of two seasons," the club statement read.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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