The 110 tombs contained a variety of archaeological artifacts, including pottery, jewelry, kitchenware, and, of course, human remains.
The asteroid is estimated to measure more than 1,100 feet in diameter.
Scientists used high-resolution 3D scans to peek inside the mummies of a cat, a bird and a snake.
Former antiquities minister Zahi Hawas says the alignment shows there is an astronomical and religious element to the carving.
Archaeologists believe the painted leopard would have acted as a talisman to imbue its owner with the strength to pass into the afterlife.
"If Nefertiti was buried as a pharaoh, it could be the biggest archaeological discovery ever," said Egyptologist Nicholas Reeves.
The mummy of Takabuti has long been the subject of scientific research.
Researchers wanted to investigate the feasibility of restoring vocal sounds of ancient human remains.
Egypt's Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities has finished documenting ancient graffiti found in a small cave in the South Sinai.
The head cones were found in two separate graves at the archaeological site of Amarna
The granite statue was found during excavation work near the Temple of Ptah, the Ministry of Antiquities said.
The artefacts are thought to mostly date back to the New Kingdom (1570 to 1070 B.C.) and Hellenistic era (323 B.C.E. to 31 B.C.E.) but some of the earliest pieces are more than 5,000 years old.
The bust is one of the finest and most important surviving pieces of Ancient Egyptian artwork.
Egypt's Minister of Antiquities Khaled El-Enany described the find as a "museum by itself."
The findings were made at Saqqara—a site that once served as the necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.
Scientists in France scanned the 2,500-year-old artifact to see what was inside for the first time since the animals were entombed.
Tutankhamun died when he was a teenager and was buried in the Valley of the Kings.
All three of the space rocks are classified as Near-Earth Objects (NEOs)—a term which refers to any asteroid or comet whose orbit takes it within 121 million miles of the sun.
Researchers also found treasures like jewelry and coins in the remains of ancient shipwrecks.
The letter is the oldest known Christian documentary evidence from the Roman province of Egypt, providing fascinating details about some of the earliest adherents to the religion.
The famous "Bent" pyramid is now open for visitors for the first time since 1965.
The step pyramid where Djoser was buried was built over 4,600 years ago.
Announcement comes as Sphinx of long-serving ruler sees daylight for the first time in almost 100 years.
A joint German/Egyptian excavation team has recovered relics and the remnants of a temple in Cairo.
Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities said the discovery should showcase Egypt's "true image" and "power" to the world.
The tomb contained the bodies of adults and children stored across multiple burial chambers.
The tomb was found in Saqqara, south of the Egyptian capital Cairo.
The team also found a "mysterious wax head" that is believed to be an exact cast of the 2,500-year-old mummy.
The team will travel through an underground network of chambers and tunnels where it is thought 40 mummies once part of the noble elite were entombed.
The archaeological discoveries were made at Quesna Cemetery, north of Cairo.