Re: Interested in egyptology ???
I've watched dozens of documentaries on Egypt, all fascinating .....
Incedibly, it seems that the more thet archaeologists look the more that they find .....
Recently, I've been watching a seried on the Smithsonian Channel called "Tomb Hunters" - it details, among others, these recent discoveries at Saqqara, which is probably best known for the Stepped Pyramid of Djoser:
On 3 October 2020, Khalid el-Anany, Egypt's tourism and antiquities minister announced the discovery of at least 59 sealed sarcophagi
with mummies more than 2,600 years old. Archaeologists also revealed the 20 statues of Ptah-Soker and a carved 35-centimeter tall bronze statue of god Nefertem.
On 19 October 2020, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced the discovery of more than 2,500 years of colorful, sealed sarcophagi. The archaeological team unearthed gilded, wooden statues and more than 80 coffins
In November 2020, archaeologists unearthed more than 100 delicately painted wooden coffins
and 40 funeral statues. The sealed, wooden coffins, some containing mummies, date as far back as 2,500 years. Other artifacts discovered include funeral masks, canopic jars and amulets. According to Khaled el-Anany, tourism and antiquities minister, the items date back to the Ptolemaic dynasty. One of the coffins was opened and a mummy was scanned with an X-ray, determining it was most likely a man about the age of 40. Another burial site 2100 BC was found a whole family was buried considered to be a rich person's found by his weak bone structure, death determined to be malaria.
No pharaohs or pyramids in the series but an incredible number of "middle-class" tombs, sarcophagi, coffins and mummies, many in a pristine state of preservation .....