Archaeologists have discovered three tombs that date back around 2,000 years in southern Egypt. They were found in burial grounds in the AlKamin al-Sahrawi area in Minya province, south of Cairo. The tombs contained a collection of different sarcophagi, or stone coffins, as well as clay fragments. Egypt’s antiquities ministry said the discovery “suggests that the area was a great cemetery for a long span of time”. Clay fragments found at the site date the tombs between the 27th Dynasty, founded in 525BC, and the Greco-Roman era, which lasted between 332BC and the 4th Century. In a statement, the antiquities ministry said that “works are under way in order to reveal more secrets”. This work follows previous excavation at the site, which began in 2015.