This undated handout photo provided by the Egyptian Antiquities Authority, shows a skeleton, at the Kom al-Kholgan archaeological site, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt.
This undated handout photo provided by the Egyptian Antiquities Authority, shows a skeleton, at the Kom al-Kholgan archaeological site, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt.

CAIRO - Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered ancient tombs dating back to the Second Intermediate Period, 1782-1570 B.C., in the Nile Delta.

The Antiquities Ministry said Wednesday that archaeologists also found 20 burial sites dating back to the Predynastic Period in Kom al-Kholgan archaeological site, about 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of Cairo.

Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the tombs contain ancient animal remains, stone artifacts and pottery fragments with drawings.

This undated photo released by the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, shows part of a stone slab that was discovered at a dig in eastern Cairo's Matariya neighborhood, Egypt. The Antiquities Ministry said on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, that archeologists w
Egypt Says Archaeologists Found More Artifacts at Cairo Dig
Egypt says archeologists working at a dig in Cairo have found several fragments of stone slabs with inscriptions dating back up to 4,000 years. The Antiquities Ministry said on Tuesday that the artifacts were the latest finds in eastern Cairo's Matariya neighborhood.   Some of the fragments date back to the 12th and the 20th Dynasties and the Third Intermediate Period while others are more recent.   Egyptologist Dietrich Raue, the head of the mission, says one inscription points to Atum, an important…

The ministry says the remains were not well-preserved.

In recent years, Egypt has heavily promoted new archaeological finds to international media and diplomats in the hope of attracting more visitors to the country. The vital tourism sector has suffered from years of political turmoil since the 2011 uprising.