Three skeletons dating from the Roman Empire period were found underground in the capital Rome in a state of almost intact preservation.
According to Sputnik, three sets of mummies were excavated underground in the Italian capital Rome when workers cleaned up the infrastructure of the subway system.
The first set of remains found on Sept. 20 opposite a Piramide subway station belonged to a man. This mummy is in an almost completely intact state and is dubbed the "Pyramid Mummy".
One of the three skeletons found in Rome.(Photo: Daily Mail).
The skeleton is preserved in perfect condition, identified as dating from the Roman Empire, surrounded by nails. This suggests that the remains are buried in a wooden coffin.
According to a spokesman for the Rome Archaeological Heritage Organization, the exact age of the mummy has not been determined.
Two other mummies, identified as a mother and son, were also found in the area near the site of the first mummy found a few days later. The baby's mummy when found lying between his mother's hips and knees.
Experts say these three mummies belong to one family. This family burial place is part of the Via Ostiense cemetery , one of the best preserved ancient cemeteries in Rome.
Piramide metro station takes its name from Cestius Pyramid, the only Egyptian pyramid in Europe. It is also the tomb of Gaius Cestius, a member of the ancient religious group Epulones.
Italian authorities have sealed off the area where the mummies were unearthed to continue uncovering unexplained mysteries in the area.