Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered 27 coffins at the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, a burial ground that is also home to one of the world's oldest pyramids, the ministry of tourism and antiquities said. Emer McCarthy reports.
13 unopened coffins were found piled on top of each other in an Egyptian well nearly 40 feet (12 meters) deep. According to CNN, the coffins are so well preserved that the original detailed designs and colors are clearly visible. The coffins are thought to contain human mummies that have been sealed inside for more than 2,500 years. Archeologists made the discovery at Saqqara, an ancient site that lies about 20 miles south of Egypt's capital.