Egyptian archaeologists excavated 17 ancient mummies in the province of El Minya to the south of Cairo, the BBC reported citing the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
According to the report, the ancient burial was found at a depth of about eight meters under the ground.
Among the finds are the sarcophaguses of limestone and clay, coffins with animal remains and papyrus with ancient Egyptian inscriptions.
The tomb itself was discovered a year ago by a group of students of Cairo University with the help of a radar.
The exact age of the mummies is not yet established, but it is assumed that the find relates to the epochs of Hellenistic and Roman Egypt approximately between the 4th century B.C nd 3rd century A.D.
Professor of the University of Cairo Salah Al-Hawley, who heads archaeological research, in turn, said that this discovery is unprecedented. He specified that the scientists for the first time managed to find such a massive ancient burial of people in central Egypt.