In Photos: 'Cachette of the Priests' Discovered in Luxor | 10/19/2019 | Owen Jarus - Live Science Contributor
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Archaeologists near Luxor, Egypt, have discovered 30 sealed wooden coffins with mummies inside, some of which belonged to ancient Egyptian priests. The archaeologists have named the extraordinary finding the "cachette of the priests."

The discovery of the 30 sealed wooden coffins was announced by Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities. The coffins were found at the site of El-Assasif, an ancient necropolis located near Luxor, Egypt.

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Archaeologists call the 30 coffins the "cachette of the priests," since some of the mummies appear to be those of priests. They date back about 3,000 years.

The mummies inside the 30 coffins consist of 23 adult males, five adult females and two children. Two of the coffins were opened at a press conference, showing that the wrappings on the mummies are well preserved, covering the face and bodies of the mummies.


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