Reporters and camera crew gather to view ancient treasure (Credits: AP)

Reporters and camera crew gather to view ancient treasure (Credits: AP)

A huge storehouse of ancient treasures has been discovered at an archaeological site in Egypt.

Holding about 250 painted sarcophagi Well-preserved mummies are among those discovered in the Saqqara cemetery near Cairo dating back 2,500 years.

Displayed beneath the canvas were 150 bronze statues of deities and bronze vessels that were used in rituals in honor of the fertility goddess Isis.

A headless statue is believed to depict Imhotep, the chief architect of Pharaoh Djoser, who ruled Ancient Egypt between 2630BC and 2611BC.

The collection, unveiled next to the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, will eventually be put on permanent display at the Grand Egyptian Museum – still being built near the Giza Pyramids.

Painted coffins with well-preserved mummies, dated to the Late Period of Ancient Egypt around 500 BC, and a trove of recently discovered ancient artifacts, are displayed in a temporary exhibition at the steps of the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara , 24 kilometers (15 mi) southwest of Cairo, Egypt, Monday, May 30, 2022.  (AP photo/Amr Nabil)

Painted coffins with well-preserved mummies, dating back to the Late Period of Ancient Egypt around 500 BCE (Credits: AP)
The discovery is displayed during a press conference at a temporary exhibition at the Steps of the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara (Credits: AP)
A reporter films pictures of coffins with well-preserved mummy(Credit: AP)

Egypt has recently promoted archaeological discoveries to lure tourists back after being hit by the pandemic.

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