The coffins will be displayed in a museum next year.
In a news conference held at the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, Khalid el-Anany announced that archeologists in Egypt unearthed at least 59 sealed sarcophagi in the vast necropolis south of Cairo.
Archeologists found the ancient coffins in three wells. Most of them contain mummies believed to have been buried more than 2,600 years ago.
Other sites ranging between the 1st Dynasty (2920 B.C.-2770 B.C.) and Coptic period (395-642) are there as well.
Several foreign diplomats attended the announcement ceremony, The Washington Post wrote.
Furthermore, they recovered a carved 35cm bronze statuette of Nefertum, embedded with precious stones. Inscribed on its base is the name Badi-Amun, the priest who owned the idol.
Archeologists discovered the first batch of sarcophagi last month. There were 13 of them in an 11 meter-deep or 36 feet well.
The Saqqara sarcophagi and the 30 ancient, wooden coffins discovered in the southern city of Luxor in October will be on display at the new Grand Egyptian Museum, which the country is building near the Giza Pyramids. The museum is expected to open in 2021, according to Reuters.
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