Nearly 100 coffins buried over 2,500 years ago found in Egypt

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Mummies and up to 40 gilded statues found in a vast Pharaonic necropolis south of Cairo

Egyptian antiquities officials have announced the discovery of at least 100 ancient coffins, some with mummies inside, and around 40 gilded statues in a vast Pharaonic necropolis south of Cairo.

Sealed sarcophagi and statues that were buried more than 2,500 years ago were displayed in a makeshift exhibit at the feet of the famed Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara.

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