Among the finds of sarcophagi made of limestone and clay coffins with the remains of animals and papyrus, with Egyptian inscriptions.
The mummies are reported to be non-royal, as Kholi described the necropolis at the conference as "the first human necropolis found in central Egypt with so many mummies".
The discovery was made near the Nile Valley city of Minya and is the first such find in the area, the antiquities ministry said on Saturday.
The burial chamber was first detected past year by a team of Cairo University students using radar.
Egyptian authorities hope that new discoveries will improve the tourism image of the country and revive interest among travelers to avoid visiting Egypt after the 2011 uprising.
Mladenovic Ousts Kuznetsova to Set Halep Final in Madrid
However, Halep was improving all the time, and she broke again to level, and saved break point to hold for the lead, 6-5. The Frenchwoman will take on the reigning champion after overcoming world number nine Kuznetsova 6-4, 7-6 (4) on Friday.
Miley Cyrus releases new single, "Malibu"
She is embracing a new way of life and love with Hemsworth and we are excited to see what Miley has in store for us next. I never would've believed you if three years ago you told me I'd be here writing this song.
"2017 has been a historic year for archaeological discoveries".
"Antiquities are the soft power that distinguishes Egypt", Enany said.
They have found 17 mummies in the catacombs of Minya province located at the south of Cairo.
Salah Al-Kholi, a Cairo University Egyptology professor who led the mission, said as many as 32 mummies may be in the chamber, including mummies of women, children and infants. This era lasted about 600 years after the conquest of the country in 332 BC by Alexander the great.
El-Enany told reporters about this week's cachette discovery at a gala ceremony attended by El-Minya governor Essam Al Bedewi, the ambassadors of Belgium, Hungary and Serbia and a number of top officials from the ministry and Cairo University.
Harry Styles sounds lonely on his debut album
Styles, though, seems to have been prepared enough by the One Direction press gauntlet that he knows better than to take the bait. Donning a sheer white blouse with a red tartan suit, Harry didn't have to try very hard to make a statement in this outfit.
Thames hits 13th HR, Brewers outslug Red Sox in 11-7 win
Hanley Ramirez made his first start of the season at first base today, but he lasted there for only three innings. He'll make his first rehab start on Sunday at Triple-A, per Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe ( Twitter links ).
A price cap won't improve the energy market
The Liberal Democrats' Ed Davey said: "It is never a good idea to copy the economic strategy of Ed Miliband". With the Conservatives nearly certain to win a majority, it's highly likely the pledge will be carried out.
Capitals replace Holtby in goal for 3rd period of Game 2
The Stars, with a 5.8 per cent chance of winning the lottery, also had a good day, moving up into the No. 3 overall spot. The 26-year-old defenseman, who has been playing with a foot injury, also logged more than 28 minutes in the win.