Egypt finds large collection of bronze statues from ancient Egypt and sarcophagi in Saqqara

The public was able to see a large collection of bronze statues and well-preserved Sarcopagi found in Egypt's Saqara on Monday, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in a statement.

Egypt finds large collection of bronze statues from ancient Egypt and sarcophagi in Saqqara

The public was able to see a large collection of bronze statues and well-preserved Sarcopagi found in Egypt's Saqara on Monday, according to the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in a statement.

Archaeologists have previously discovered relics from Egyptian dynasties buried at the Saqqara Necropolis in the past. However, this latest discovery marks the largest and most significant unearthing of bronze statues in that area since the Late Period or the 5th Century BC.

The 150 statues found were modeled on pharaonic gods such as Anubis, the protector of graves; Nefertem, the god of creation of days; and Amun, the gods of the sun, air and sun.

The area is 18 miles south-east of Cairo and was discovered by an Egyptian archaeological mission.

According to the statement, archaeologists also discovered bronze pots that were believed to have been used in prayer rituals for Isis, the goddess of fertility.

The mission also discovered 250 more wooden sarcophagi in color with well-preserved mumms, wooden statues, masks with gold-colored paint, and dozens of cat figurines.

A cache of New Kingdom-era finds dating back to 15th century BC was also discovered by the mission. It included a bronze mirror and bracelets as well as earring, anklet, and necklaces.

The ministry released photographs showing highly detailed bronze statues, coffins, and other items on display in Saqqara.

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