Egyptian archaeologists have discovered the five tombs northeast of the pyramid of King Merenre I, who ruled Egypt around 2270 BC.
Archaeologists are hoping the mummification workshop will provide fresh insight into the chemical make-up of the oils used by ancient Egyptians to mummify their dead.
The cemetery houses tombs of top officials from the Old Kingdom's Fifth Dynasty (2465-2323 BC), Egyptian archaeologists say.
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