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Watch: Archaeologists open over 2500-year-old mummy coffin in Egypt; video goes viral

Oct 6, 2020, 2:15 PM IST

A burial place of mummies was found in Egypt, and people were called at the site to watch while archaeologists open one of those mummy coffins. A short clip from the event has gone viral on social media. As per sources, the event that took place on Saturday had the archaeologists unseal the first of 59 mummies that were found inside the burial wells in Saqqara's archaeology area.

New Zealand Ambassador to Egypt, Greg Lewis, who was present there, tweeted a clip with the caption, "Honoured to be invited by the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities HE Khaled El Anany to Saqqara for the announcement that a new tomb of mummies has been discovered. I saw one being opened for the first time in 2600 years! Truly amazing! @TourismandAntiq @MFATNZ (sic).” Watch the video.

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