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Egypt Unveils Biggest Ancient Coffin Find in Over a Century.

Egypt, Saturday, October 19, unveiled the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins with mummies inside, which were discovered in the southern city of Luxor in the biggest find of its kind in more than a century.
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READ MORE: A team of Egyptian archaeologists discovered a "distinctive group of 30 colored wooden coffins for men, women and children" in a cache at Al-Asasif cemetery on Luxor's west bank, anEgyptian antiquities official said at a press conference Saturday.
The intricately carved and painted three thousand year old coffins were closed with mummies inside and were in "a good condition of preservation, color and complete inscriptions," the officials said.
They were for male and female priests and children, said Mostafa Waziri, the excavation team leader, dating back to the 10th century B.C. under the rule of the 22nd Pharaonic dynasty.
The coffins will undergo restoration before being moved to a showroom at the Grand Egyptian Museum, due to open next year next to the Giza pyramids, the ministry said. (Reuters)

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