The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced the discovery of what it described as the first and largest cache in the excavation area in Saqqara, south of Giza, and includes 150 bronze statues and 250 wooden coffins.
The ministry said that the discovered statues are of various sizes and belong to a number of ancient Egyptian deities, including: Anubis, Amun Min, Nefertum, Hathor...
The archaeological mission also found a group of bronze vessels related to the rituals of the goddess "Isis", as well as a bronze statue of "Imhotep" without a head.
It should be noted that "Imhotep" lived in the third millennium BC, built the pyramid of "Zosser", which is the oldest pyramids of Egypt, and later became the god of medicine.
The wooden coffins that were found date back to about 500 BC, and they were closed and inside were mummies in a good condition of preservation, and cosmetics such as eyeliner and jewelry were also found, as reported by Reuters.
During the search, the mission found “papyrus papers” sealed and untouched and transferred to the Egyptian Museum, in central Cairo for study. Its length is estimated at nine meters. It probably contains chapters from the Book of the Dead, a group of funerary texts consisting of incantations used by the Egyptians to guide The dead across the underworld.
These treasures will be displayed in the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza, which is the museum that the Egyptian authorities hope to open this year after several delays, and hopes are high for the new museum that will contribute to reviving the tourism sector in Egypt.