In a fascinating event which has captured global attention, archaeologists in Egypt on Saturday opened an ancient mummy coffin in front of a live audience. Also Read – Elon Musk Claims That Pyramids Were ‘Obviously’ Built by Aliens, Gets Invite From Egypt to Visit Them
As many people excitedly watched, one of the coffins was opened for the first time since it was sealed some 2,500 years ago. In a statement, Egypt’s Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said that 59 wooden coffins were discovered inside burial wells in Saqqara’s area earlier this year.
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 🇪🇬🇳🇿 pic.twitter.com/5oLfAM7zAV
— Greg Lewis 🇳🇿🇪🇬 (@NZinEgypt) October 3, 2020
The coffins are in good condition and contain the bodies of Egyptian priests, prestigious members of the community and other senior men. A video of the unsealing, hosted by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, has now gone viral on social media, amassing millions of views.
The videos revealed mummified remains wrapped in burial cloth that bore hieroglyphic inscriptions in bright colours. Watch them here:
The mummy tomb, which has been sealed for 2500 years, has been opened for the first time. pic.twitter.com/KWGT95girv
— Psychedelic Art (@VisuallySt) October 5, 2020
Meanwhile, the videos gave literal chills to people on social media and many were freaked out.
One user wrote, ”This makes me so angry. They invade us while we’re alive and disturb us in our peace while we’re dead. They are literally never satisfied with anything. They are going to continue to take and take and take.”