“More burial shafts that contain dozens of coloured coffins sealed since ancient times are discovered.
“We will announce the details of this discovery soon…”
The archaeologists are expected to reveal more in the coming weeks, leading to an official press event.
The Saqqara necropolis sits about 19 miles south of Cairo in the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.
The site is home to Egypt’s oldest surviving pyramid, the 4,700-year-old Djoser pyramid.