An Australian archaeology team has located an ancient Egyptian city used by foreign occupiers some 3,500 years ago.

Egypt's antiquities department says pictures taken by radar show an underground city complete with streets, houses and temples.

It is located in an area in Egypt's Nile Delta.

Antiquities Chief Zahi Hawass says the ancient city could be part of Avaris, the capital used by the Hyksos, an Asiatic group that ruled Egypt from 1664 through 1569 BC.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and AFP.