City of the Dead: Ancient cemetery discovered in Egypt, the land of pyramids, 300 mummies found, most of the skeletons are of children

Cairo: An ancient cemetery has been discovered in Egypt, in which more than 300 buried mummies have been found. Scientists have named the graves of more than 300 mummies ‘City of the Dead’. Archaeologists have excavated these graves at a site located on a hill near the modern tomb of Aga Khan III, where excavation has been going on for five years. This cemetery is spread over about 270,000 feet and the graves go up to 10 floors. A team of international researchers has discovered 36 new graves here. It is estimated that this place was being used for 900 years. That is, it was used from the 6th century BC to the 9th century and each grave contained the remains of 30 to 40 people.

Ancient Egyptian mummies discovered near much older pyramid

According to the New York Post report, Ayman Ashmawy, Chief of the Antiquities Council of the Egyptian Antiquities Division, has said that 30 to 40 percent of the remains were of infants and teenagers. Many of them died due to infectious diseases, such as anemia, tuberculosis and diseased organs. The team, led by archaeologist Patrizia Piacentini of the University of Milan, is doing research to find out more about the ancient city of Aswan.