Since September 2020, archaeologists excavating the famous Saqqara necropolis in Egypt have announced a list of amazing ancient discoveries. They’ve unearthed numerous burial shafts with sealed coffins, many containing mummies, as well as hundreds of statues, stelae, toys, wooden boats, funerary masks, and a papyrus depicting Chapter 17 of the Book of the Dead. Recently they also announced the discovery of the funerary temple of King Teti’s wife, Queen Nearit, and a luxurious mud-brick shrine dating back to the New Kingdom. These wonderful discoveries have confirmed that the Saqqara area was not only used for burials during the Late Period, but also during the New Kingdom Period.
If you could have witnessed the discovery of any of these finds firsthand, which do you wish you could have seen the most? What do you think should happen to the artifacts and mummies that have been found at the site?