A group of Egyptian archaeologists just recently uncovered 30 elaborate wooden coffins going back roughly 3,000 years.
The big cache of coffins were discovered in the Asasif Necropolis on the Nile River’s west bank near Luxor, Egypt. Authorities have actually called it the most substantial discover of its kind in over 100 years.
According to excavation team lead, Mostafa Waziri, the coffins were found in two layers with 18 coffins on top of 12 others.
The mummies found inside each included 23 men, 5 adult women, and two kids; going back to 1000 BC under the rule of the 22 nd pharaonic dynasty. The coffins had been gathered and hidden by a priest for worry of being robbed.
Two of the coffins of a male and a woman were opened, both wrapped in cloth and well protected. Their genders were determined by their hand position, as females were buried with hands open while guys’s hands were closed.
The coffins will undergo more analysis and restoration prior to being relocated to a showroom at the Grand Egyptian Museum, due to open next year beside the Giza pyramids, the ministry said.