A total of 40 mummies have been discovered at ancient burial chambers in the desert province of Minya, south of Cairo.
The mummies, including adults, children and animals, had been laid on the floor in open clay coffins in a crumbling underground chamber, said Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany.
“Some of them were buried inside stone or wooden sarcophagi while others were buried in sands or on the floors of the tombs or inside niches,” the ministry said in a statement as cited in CNN, noting that all of the mummies are in good condition.
Two chambers chamber were later found, one housing mummies and large stone sarcophagi, and the other containing sarcophagi.
A series of archaeological finds have been discovered recently which is expected to heavily promote Egypt revive its tourism industry.