A team of Egyptian archaeologists have discovered 30 ancient coloured wooden coffins in the city of Luxor, Egypt.
According to the antiquities authorities, the coloured wooden coffins were for men, women and children dating back to 945 BC-715 BC under the rule of the 22nd pharaonic dynasty. It had been collected and hidden by a priest for fear of being looted, as reported Sky News.
The authorities describe this discovery as one of the “biggest and most important” found in recent years.
“It is the first large human coffin cache ever discovered since the end of the 19th century,” said the Egyptian antiquities minister, Khaled El-Enany, during a ceremony in Luxor.
The minister highlighted that coffins will go through some restoration work and then it will be moved to a showroom at the Grand Egyptian Museum, which will open its door next to the Giza pyramids.
As a reminder, earlier this month, Egypt authorities revealed two significant archaeological discoveries in Luxor.