[Artifacts] An Old Kingdom Funerary Temple Discovered at Saqqara
On January 17, the discovery of an Old Kingdom Funerary Temple at Saqqara was announced:
They also found a four-meter-long papyrus showing chapter 17 of the Book of the Dead. And in the burial shafts they excavated, the researchers discovered New Kingdom coffins, the first to be found in the Saqqara area from 3,000 years ago.
The discovery of fifty-two 3000 year old coffins from the New Kingdom was also announced:
The coffins were shaped to the outline of the mummy’s body (anthropoid), and decorated with gods that were worshipped at that time, as well as passages from the Book of the Dead.