Cairo: Seven stone caskets, some going back over 6,000 years, have been found at a site. Which is on the edge of the pyramid complex in Saqqara, south of the Egyptian capital, archaic exploration authorities declared Saturday.
Artifacts Minister Khaled el-Enany said the disclosure was made by an Egyptian archeological mission amid exhuming work began in April. Three of the tombs had been utilized for felines, he stated, while one of four other stone caskets found at the site had a place with Khufu-Imhat, supervisor of the structures in the imperial castle. Mostafa Waziri, leader of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the mission had likewise uncovered the principal mummies of scarabs to be found in the zone.
Two such mummies were found inside a rectangular limestone stone casket with a vaulted top finished with three scarabs painted in dark, he said. Many feline mummies were likewise uncovered alongside 100 wooden, plated statues of felines and one in bronze devoted to the feline goddess Bastet. Felines held an uncommon place in Ancient Egypt and were embalmed as religious contributions. An accumulation of wooden overlaid statues of a lion, a dairy animals and a hawk was additionally uncovered at the Saqqara site. The relics office said wooden stone caskets of cobras with mummies inside them were likewise found alongside two wooden stone coffins of crocodiles.