New Funerary temple in Egypt

More than four thousand year old funerary temple has been discovered in Egypt with trove of ancient treasures and mummies.

A temple that took archeologists 14 years to uncover has been established belonging to Queen Nearit, wife of King Teti, in Saqqara, south of Cairo, Egypt.

While searching, the mission also found burial shafts, coffins with mummies, statues, stelae, toys, wooden boats and funerary masks plus a five-meter (yard) long papyrus depicting chapter 17 of the book of the dead.

In excavation, 22 burial shafts were found and inside these shafts more than 50 wooden coffins uncovered, dating back to Egypt’s New Kingdom.

Coffins were decorated with many scenes depicting Egypt’s Gods that were worshiped during this period. This discovery is a cooperation between the Ministry of Antiquities at Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the Zahi Hawass Center.

“The most important discovery actually, in my opinion is the temple, the funerary temple, that belongs to this pyramid, this is dated back 4,200 years ago, Dynasty Six of the old kingdom and actually beside this temple we found the storage area. They store inside the tools that they used for the rituals inside the temple, said Zahi Hawass, Egyptologist and former minister of antiquities.


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