The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has announced the discovery of three rock-cut tombs in northeast Egypt, each more than 2,000 years old.
The trio of tombs were found about 125 miles south of Cairo, in an area called El-Kamin El-Sahrawi near the city of Samalut. Ministry officials told the Egyptian news outlet Ahram Online that the tombs contain multiple sarcophagi of various sizes, as well as clay fragments.
The fragments indicate that the tombs span the 27th Dynasty (525 – 404 B.C.), when Egypt first became a province of the Persian Achaemenid Empire, as well as the period of Greco-Roman Ptolemaic rule that began nearly a century later.