This most recent discovery comes to us from within Egypt’s own Nile Valley where, while excavating a newly discovered site, the team actually managed to come across a series of 2,000-year-old mummies.
The discovery happened when the students from Cairo University decided to visit Tuna al-Gabal in order to see for themselves what remained of the ancient city of Hermopolis.
Here is where more than a handful of mummified baboons and falcons were discovered but to everyone’s surprise, these are amongst the first human mummies ever uncovered here, to begin with.
Later on, the team actually realized the fact that the mummies were actually those of an older priest and a younger woman.
After this discovery came up, they decided to dig deeper underground which is when they came across yet another underground chamber.
The excavations paved the way for the team to actually enter the chamber by May 2017 which revealed more than 17 ancient mummies altogether.
Khaled Anani, Egypt’s Antiquities Minister himself discussed the fact that these mummies were amongst the most complex mummies that have ever been discovered in Egypt which suggests the fact that these weren’t your average citizens after all.
Not only that but it was also revealed that the bones of hundreds of other humans emerged out of nowhere from inside the chamber, scattered all about.
Two coffins, one made of clay and the other of papyri actually emerged here too which contained the sacred Demotic script hieroglyphs on them.
They are believed to date back to the Greco-Roman period and according to experts, they are all around 1,500 years old by now.