Archaeologists searching for the tomb of Cleopatra - Egypt's last pharaoh - believe they may have found the site where she was buried. Following her death, Egypt was annexed by its Roman rulers, effectively ending the 3,000-year-old Ancient Egyptian Empire. A total of 27 sarcophagi buried more than 2,500 years ago have been unearthed by archaeologists in an ancient Egyptian necropolis. Egyptian archaeologists found other “shafts full of coffins, well-gilded, well-painted, well-decorated,” Waziri told reporters. 02:31. They had over 2,000 gods, Pharaohs built huge elaborate tombs to be buried in, some of which were pyramids – at the time among the largest buildings in the world, The Egyptians believed in life after death, and important people's corpses were mummified to preserve their bodies for the afterlife, The Ancient Egytpian empire fell due to a mix of factors, including wars with other empires and a 100-year period of drought and starvation. 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They were found inside a newly-discovered well at a sacred site in Saqqara, south of the capital, Cairo. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. The discovery is now said by experts to be one of the largest of its kind. ‘Cursed’ Ancient Egyptian burial shaft with 13 completely sealed coffins found after 2,500 years Charlotte Edwards , Digital Technology and Science Reporter 8 Sep 2020, 13:01 Ancient Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed, Thirty mummies in wooden coffins found in Egypt, When driving a tuk-tuk pays more than making art. Jeff Parsons Monday 21 Sep 2020 11:02 am A handout picture released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities shows one of thirteen 2500 year-old wooden coffins (Photo by … The cloth was decorated to make it … Excavation work is continuing at the site as experts attempt to establish more details on the origins of the coffins. Unopened sarcophagi buried for 2,500 years unearthed from Egyptian tomb. Saqqara, located around 30km (18 miles) south of Cairo, is an ancient burial ground that served as the necropolis for Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt, for more than two millennia. Sarcophagi and wooden coffins containing human mummies are among the latest ancient finds to be uncovered by archeologists in Egypt. In recent years, Egypt has ramped up its promotion of its archaeological finds in a bid to revive its vital but flagging tourism industry. Archaeologists focus on the site of the ancient Abu Sir Palace near Alexandria. 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They were buried in three 30- … Share on Facebook ; Share on Twitter; Share via Email; The two mummies found inside a sealed tomb … Sun 12 Jul 2020 10.42 EDT Last modified on Mon 13 Jul 2020 09.48 EDT. The tomb was found near Aswan, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities said in a Facebook post.Inside the tomb, archaeologists found parts of a painted wooden coffin, fragments of … Thirteen coffins were discovered earlier this month, but a further 14 have followed, officials say. Published. Video, 00:00:56 'One of a kind' tomb found in Egypt. In a new documentary, experts suggest the Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh is … To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Experts have uncovered some 100 sarcophagi at an ancient necropolis south of the Egyptian capital Cairo. Other artefacts discovered around the wooden coffins also appeared to be well-crafted and colourfully decorated. .css-1xgx53b-Link{font-family:ReithSans,Helvetica,Arial,freesans,sans-serif;font-weight:700;-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;color:#FFFFFF;}.css-1xgx53b-Link:hover,.css-1xgx53b-Link:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}Read about our approach to external linking. Also found in the tomb was a small wooden obelisk, about 40 centimeters tall, that had been painted with depictions of the Egyptian goddesses Isis and Nephthys, and the … For other inquiries, Contact Us. Sitting just outside Alexandria, the temple's surrounding city of the same name was a prominent port town during Cleopatra's time. © 2021 BBC. Mummified mice found in recently-discovered Egyptian tomb. 0:56. Sealed coffins were found well-preserved with their original colours intact. Taposiris Magna has long been touted as Cleopatra's final resting place, but archaeologists are yet to turf up her tomb. Monday 21 September 2020 12:43. The House of Representatives could vote on Tuesday on whether to impeach Donald Trump, Democrats say. Images released show colourfully painted well-preserved wooden coffins and other smaller artefacts. Cleopatra VII was the last ruler of the Ptolemic Dynasty of Ancient Egypt and now her tomb may have been discovered. CAIRO – 13 June 2020: Scientists will present evidence that the cemetery of Cleopatra is located in Egypt's Nile Delta in a documentary set to be released soon. 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In a new documentary, experts suggest the Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh is buried in a mysterious site on the Nile Delta. 'One of a kind' tomb found in Egypt. And, ancient dinosaur fossils have led scientists to pinpoint "the most dangerous place in the history of planet Earth". Credit: EGYPTIAN MINISTRY OF TOURISM AND ANTIQUITIES Saqqara, south of Cairo, is home to the first pyramid ever built, and recently archaeologists ere thrilled by the discovery of 27 more sarcophagi, or coffins, laying deep within two burial shafts. Artefacts from Egyptian king’s tomb are on a world tour with stops in 10 cities. Egypt unveils ancient sarcophagus, tomb World's oldest cheese found in Egypt, but you don't want to eat it From ancient Egypt to Queensland rainforest, the baffling mystery of Ptolemy's coin After the recent animals found mummified: Egyptian antiquities decided to look aroud, and BAM! Brodie Owen. "Initial studies indicate that these coffins are completely closed and haven't been opened since they were buried," Egypt's antiquities ministry said in a statement on Saturday. She was born in 69 BC and famously (and allegedly) died from the bite of a poisonous asp snake in 30 BC after ruling the land for 30 years. Subsection Middle East. Wooden coffins inscribed with ancient names were found among the same assortment. CAIRO - 5 January 2020: Egyptian archaeologists have discovered a new artifact at the tomb of Tutankhamen, as they were transporting some of the king's treasures from the tomb in Luxor to the Grand Egyptian Museum. .css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link{color:inherit;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{color:#696969;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited{-webkit-text-decoration:none;text-decoration:none;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:hover,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link:focus,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited:focus{color:#B80000;-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:link::after,.css-1hlxxic-PromoLink:visited::after{content:'';position:absolute;top:0;right:0;bottom:0;left:0;z-index:2;}Ancient Egyptian mummification 'recipe' revealed, .css-q4by3k-IconContainer{display:none;height:1em;width:1em;vertical-align:-0.125em;margin-right:0.25em;}Thirty mummies in wooden coffins found in Egypt, Democrats ready for Trump impeachment after riot. Archaeologists discovered 59 coffins belonging to Egyptian priests and officials from the 26th dynasty in August south of Cairo — and they went on display Saturday. We pay for your stories! In other archaeology news, an Ancient Egyptian teen has been discovered alongside a treasure trove of jewellery. Indonesia crashed plane's 'black boxes' located, 'Kind' pilot and newly-weds among air crash missing, What the Capitol riot means for US foreign policy, Coronavirus: A year of high-speed discovery, Battling the pangolin traffickers. Pharaohs often built huge tombs to be buried in, but given her status as a prisoner of Rome at the time of her death, it's likely Cleopatra was given a quiet burial in an austere tomb. "A new theory about Cleopatra’s burial ground introduced by archaeologist Dr. Kathleen Martinez, suggests her tomb may be found in a place known as Taposiris Magna.". 5 Jan 2020. Section BBC News. Hidden chambers near Tutankhamun's 3,400-year-old tomb are discovered by archaeologists in Egypt's Valley of the Kings Archaeologists are digging at the site of Taposiris Magna, just 60 miles from Cairo, in hopes of unravelling the mystery behind this elusive queen. Nearly 100 coffins buried over 2,500 years ago found in Egypt Mummies and up to 40 gilded statues found in a vast Pharaonic necropolis south of Cairo Associated Press in Cairo Sat 14 Nov 2020 … People look at ancient sarcophagi discovered in a vast necropolis in Saqqara, Giza, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. The collection includes 5 anthropoid sarcophagi made of limestone, upon which hieroglyphic inscriptions are carved. Saqqara was an active burial ground for more than 3,000 years and is a designated Unesco World Heritage Site. — Mi Mundo (@Alicia_MyWorld) July 18, 2020 Among the most important scenes in the tomb that can be found on the left wall of the burial chamber is the view of the Book of Gates. THE tomb of Queen Cleopatra may finally have been found 2,000 years after she committed suicide by poisonous snake bite. Cleopatra VII was born in 70 or 69 BC and ruled Egypt as co-regent for almost 30 years. The statement adds that Egypt's Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Anani initially delayed announcing the find until he could visit the site himself, where he thanked staff for working in difficult conditions down the 11m-deep (36ft) well. Egyptian tomb in Saqqara necropolis found to contain huge cache of sealed sarcophagi Published 21st September 2020 Credit: Courtesy of Ministry of Antiquities-Egypt WATCH: Egypt has put on display dozens of coffins belonging to priests and clerks nearly 2,500 years ago, with archaeologists saying tens more were found in … Egyptians buried their dead in Saqqara for millennia. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, , Senior Digital Technology and Science Reporter, Cleopatra was the last queen of Ancient Egypt, Archaeologists are digging at the site of Taposiris Magna (pictured) in hopes of unravelling the mystery behind this elusive queen, An ancient statue of Queen Cleopatra, one of Egypt's most famous pharaohs, Cleopatra was played by Elizabeth Taylor in the eponymous 1963 Hollywood film, Human foetus mummified 2,100 years ago in Ancient Egypt 'mistaken for a bird', Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO), The Ancient Egyptians were an advanced civilisation who at one point owned a huge portion of the globe, The civilisation began about 5,000 years ago when ancient humans began building villages along the River Nile, It lasted for about 3,000 years and saw the building of complex cities centuries ahead of their time – as well as the famous Great Pyramids, The Ancient Egyptians were experts at farming and construction, They invented a solar calendar, and one of the world's earliest writing systems: The hieroglyph, The Egyptians were ruled by kings and queens called pharaohs, Religion and the afterlife were a huge part of Ancient Egyptian culture. She is famous for marrying the Roman Emperor Julius Caesar and was played by Elizabeth Taylor in the eponymous 1963 Hollywood film. VideoWhen driving a tuk-tuk pays more than making art, The defiant 'nail houses' refusing to sell up, Why the Swedes love doing something Americans hate. VideoBattling the pangolin traffickers, When driving a tuk-tuk pays more than making art. Could this be the tomb of Cleopatra? View our online Press Pack. Their search will be revealed on the Science Channel special: “Cleopatra: Sex, Lies and Secrets” that premieres on June 21 at 8 pm ET/PT. In November, a large cache of mummified animals discovered in 2018 by archaeologists near the Step Pyramid of Saqqara were displayed to the public for the first time. The discovery included mummified cats, crocodiles, cobras and birds. According to legend, Cleopatra had her servants smuggle poisonous snakes into her makeshift cell which she allowed to bite her to death. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. 15 December 2018. Can onboard rollercoasters save the cruise industry? News Egypt uncovers tomb treasure trove buried for 2,500 years. EGYPT experts were thrilled to uncover a funeral mask in the sand outside the location of a new tomb, leading one to even claim it 'was more beautiful that Tutankhamun's' mask. .css-14iz86j-BoldText{font-weight:bold;}A total of 27 sarcophagi buried more than 2,500 years ago have been unearthed by archaeologists in an ancient Egyptian necropolis. An ancient decapitated skeleton buried in an kneeling position has been discovered in central China. Do you have a story for The Sun Online Tech & Science team? Has the secret tomb where Queen Nefertiti is buried been found? The queen died in 53BC, reportedly by suicide after she was captured and arrested in the Egyptian city of Alexandria by Roman ruler Octavian. "When experts astonishingly uncover an undisturbed tomb decorated in gold leaf, it could be the answer to the 2,000-year-old mystery of Cleopatra’s final resting place.". Read about our approach to external linking. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Jun 16, 2020 Ian Harvey. — Greg Lewis 🇳🇿🇪🇬 (@NZinEgypt) October 3, 2020 The officials present at during the event were quoted by Global News stating that the wooden tomb consisted of a mummy which was wrapped in an ornate burial cloth. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. The ministry said it hoped to reveal "more secrets" at a press conference in the coming days. The Egyptian mission unveiled 20 sarcophagi and coffins varying in shape and size as part of the latest discovery. 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