An archaeological excavation in Saqqara, Egypt, led to the incredible discovery of 59 sarcophagi, as well as other artifacts, buried more than 2,600 years ago. Saqqara was an active burial ground for over 3,000 years, serving as the necropolis for Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt. The discovery is said to be one of the largest of its kind.
The sarcophagi were found in three different wells and it is believed that more remain to be found. Most of the sarcophagi found contained mummies.