“A pharaonic tomb containing 50 mummies has been discovered by Egyptian archaeologists. The mummies, 12 of which were children, were found inside four nine-metre deep burial chambers in the desert province of Minya, south of Cairo.”
Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the team who made the discovery at the Tuna el-Gebel archaeological site had not found names written in hieroglyphics.
The chambers, which were cut out of rock, belonged to a middle-class family who probably lived during the Ptolemaic period (305-30BC).
Their identities are still unknown, but the mummification method suggests they held important or prestigious positions.