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Egypt says another treasure trove of ancient coffins was found in Saqqara

CAIRO – Egyptian archaeologists have discovered another treasure trove of ancient coffins in a huge necropolis south of Cairo, the authorities said on Monday. The Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said in a statement that archaeologists have found the collection of colorful, sealed sarcophagi buried in the Saqqara necropolis more than 2,500 years ago. Mostafa Waziri, general secretary of the …

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Dozens of ancient coffins revealed in Egypt

Dozens of 2,500 year old coffins found in the vast Saqqara necropolis in Egypt were on display on Saturday. The 59 coffins of Egyptian priests and employees from the 26th Dynasty were discovered in August at the site south of Cairo. They were buried in three shafts 30 to 40 feet long, along with 28 statues of the ancient Egyptian …

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Archaeologists discovered 59 sealed sarcophagi in Egypt

Samy Magdy, Associated Press Posted October 3, 2020 at 3:04 pm ET SHUT DOWN Khalid el-Anany, Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, right, and Mostafa Waziri, General Secretary of the Supreme Council for Antiquities of the country, stand over a sarcophagus at the Saqqara archaeological site, 30 kilometers south of Cairo. Egypt on Saturday October 3, 2020. According to El-Anany, …

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Ancient mummies were excavated in Egypt after more than 2,600 years

SAQQARA, Egypt – More than 2,600 years after her burial, archaeologists in Egypt said they found at least 59 old coffins on Saturday in a huge necropolis south of the state capital, Cairo, that contained the pristine mummy of an ancient priest. The ornate sarcophagi have remained unopened, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, since they were …

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Egypt returns bodies of two fishermen from the Gaza Strip who were shot by its navy Middle East

The fishermen who were brothers were shot dead off the coast near the southern border town of Rafah. The bodies of two Palestinian fishermen who Palestinian officials claim were shot by Egyptian naval forces have been returned to the Gaza Strip, the territory’s Interior Ministry said. The fishermen who were brothers were shot and killed off the coast near the …

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One “killed” in Egypt as protesters demand el-Sisi’s resignation, Middle East

At least one protester was killed in Egypt on Friday, according to activists, after thousands of people resisted police action to demonstrate against President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s government for the sixth consecutive year. The rare protests – referred to by demonstrators as “Friday of Anger” – took place after midday prayers in cities and rural areas of Egypt, including the …

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Archaeologists discover 27 old wooden coffins that have been buried in Egypt for 2,500 years

Archaeologists uncover 27 old wooden coffins buried in Egypt for 2,500 years as the greatest discovery of its kind Archaeologists discovered 13 earlier this month and have found 14 more since then The old wooden sarcophagi have been buried for around 2,500 years The discovery was made in the ancient Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo By Sam Baker for Mailonline …

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Libya Conflict: Why Egypt Could Send Troops to Support Gen Haftar

Image rights AFP Imagine the house next door is on fire and there is no fire department to call to help prevent an impending disaster that could devour you and your family. This is how Egypt has seen Libya since the brutal demise of former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and his regime in 2011. Libya has no properly functioning …

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The Egyptian parliament approves the deployment of troops in Libya Egypt News

The Egyptian parliament approved the deployment of troops outside the country after the president threatened to launch military action against armed forces supported by Turkey in neighboring Libya. The parliament unanimously approved “the deployment of members of the Egyptian armed forces in combat missions outside Egypt’s borders to defend Egypt’s national security … against criminal armed militias and foreign terrorist …

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Egypt: Ethiopia Rejects “Fundamental Questions” About the Nile Dam Egypt News

Egypt and Sudan have said talks about a controversial dam on the Nile is resumed on Monday, alleging that Egypt has tried to delete “all previous agreements and transactions” and that Ethiopia, the third party of the talks, continues to reject “many fundamental questions”. The construction of the $ 4.6 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile, which …

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