Egyptian archaeologists have made quite a find, stumbling upon a burial site containing more than 40 mummies around the town of Minya, 150 miles south of Cairo in Egypt. Believed to date back to the Ptolemaic era (305-30 BC), the mummies were discovered 30 feet deep in the Tunah Al-Gabal archaeological site.
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The mummies, considered to be in good condition, were found buried in stone coffins and wooden sarcophagi; others were “buried in sands or on the floors of the tombs or inside niches,” the Ministry of Antiquities said in a statement on Facebook. Pottery and papyri fragments were also discovered, helping date the burial site.