Trove of ancient artefacts unearthed from Egyptian necropolis

A huge trove of ancient treasures has been unearthed at an archeological site in Egypt.

Some 250 painted sarcophagi holding well-preserved mummies are among finds dating back 2,500 years discovered at the Saqqara necropolis near Cairo.

The haul displayed under canvas also included 150 bronze statues of deities and bronze vessels that were used in rituals honouring the fertility goddess Isis.

One headless sculpture is thought to have depicted Imhotep, chief architect of Pharaoh Djoser, who ruled ancient Egypt between 2630BC and 2611BC.

The collection unveiled beside the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara will eventually be put on permanent display at the Grand Egyptian Museum — still being built near the Giza Pyramids.

Egypt has heavily promoted recent archaeological finds to woo back tourists after being hit hard by the pandemic.

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