This is either really cool; or a terrible omen that 2020's about to get even worse; or both.
From Smithsonian Magazine:
On Saturday, Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities announced the discovery of another 14 sealed sarcophagi at the Saqqara necropolis. Like the 13 wooden coffins excavated earlier this month, the newly unearthed sarcophagi appear to be some 2,500 years old. Archaeologists think all 27 coffins have remained intact since their burial.
And some Google-translated details from that linked announcement by the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities:
In continuation of the excavations of the Egyptian archaeological mission headed by Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in the Saqqara area, which resulted last week in the discovery of a deep burial well containing more than 13 human coffins closed more than 2,500 years ago. Two days ago, the mission was able to uncover another well with 14 Coffin, bringing the number of coffins discovered to 27 closed coffins.
Excavations are still going on to reveal more secrets of this discovery, and its details will be announced soon in a press conference in the Saqqara antiquities area.
Initial studies indicate that these coffins are completely closed and have not been opened since they were buried and that they are not the only ones, it is likely that more of them will be found inside the niches on the sides of the wells, where a number of archaeological finds and wooden coffins have been found inside them, and so far the identity has not been identified.
Trove of 27 Sealed Sarcophagi Unearthed in Egypt [Nora McGreevy / Smithsonian Magazine]
In continuation of the excavation work of the Egyptian archaeological mission headed by Dr. Mustafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in the Saqqara Antiquities Zone [Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities]
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