|Archeologists unsealed the first of 59 sarcophagi, which contain the bodies of ancient Egyptian priests who were buried some 2,500 years ago. |
The first wooden sarcophagus contained a mummy wrapped in an ornate burial cloth, which had been decorated to resemble the deceased priest’s face.
|At least 59 sealed sarcophagi, with mummies inside most, were found. The coffins had been buried in three wells more than 2,600 years ago at Saqqara. The coffins are in a good state of preservation and maintain their original colors. The sarcophagi will be transferred to the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza.|