Young YOU: Ancient coffins found in Egypt

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A sarcophagus is a large, decorated container in which a body was stored in ancient times. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
A sarcophagus is a large, decorated container in which a body was stored in ancient times. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

Archeology have discovered 27 sarcophagi (plural of sarcophagus – see Word of the Week) in Saqqara, Egypt. Experts says it’s the largest discovery of its kind to date.  

Saqqara is about 30km south of the country’s current capital, Cairo, and for more than 3?000 years it was used as a burial ground for Memphis, capital of Ancient Egypt.  

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