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French archaeologists discover three 3,500 years old Sarcophagi in Egypt

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CAIRO: Three well-preserved 3,500-year-old sarcophagi have been found in El-Assasif necropolis in Egypt, Sputnik news agency quoted the national Ministry of Antiquities as saying on Wednesday.

According to the ministry, the ancient coffins, which are 180-195 centimeters (71-77 inches) in length, are covered with colorful paintings. Two were used to bury women, while the remains of the third are still being analysed.

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The sarcophagi were determined to have been made during the 18th (Thutmosid) Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, which ruled from 1550-1292 BC.

El-Assasif necropolis is located near the city of Luxor, known as Thebes in ancient times, which was once the capital of one of Egypt’s kingdoms.

–BERNAMA

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