Egypt has unearthed an ancient burial site replete with at least 17 mummies, most fully intact.
The funerary site, uncovered eight metres below ground in Minya, a province about 250 km south of Cairo, contained limestone and clay sarcophagi, animal coffins, and papyrus inscribed with Demotic script.
The mummies have not yet been dated but are believed to date to Egypt's Greco-Roman period, a roughly 600-year span that followed the country's conquest by Alexander the Great in 332 BC
The Egyptian government hopes that these findings will help the country to attract more tourists.
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