Egypt unveils scores of ancient coffins, statues found in Saqqara

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Archaeologists in Egypt have announced a major discovery.
More than 100 wooden coffins with well-preserved mummies, along with and some 40 gilded statues in a vast pharaonic necropolis south of the capital, Cairo.
The discovery was displayed on Saturday in a makeshift exhibit at the feet of the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, a site that was the cemetery for the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis and is now a UNESCO world heritage site.
It is home to more than a dozen pyramids and burial sites.

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Chappelle reports.

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