It was one of the worst fire tragedies in Egypt in recent years.
Excavations at the area date back to early 1900 when French Egyptologist Jean Clédat found ancient Greek inscriptions that showed the existence of the Zeus-Kasios temple, but he didn’t unearth it.
The artifacts included a sculpture of a young man from about 560 B.C., known as a kouros, that is worth $14 million, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said.
The 3,400-year-old city was found “untouched” and “left by the ancient residents as if it were yesterday.”
Bystanders carried bodies and laid them out on the ground near the site.
Late night comedians joked about a shipping container getting stuck in the Suez Canal, blocking a critical trade route.
At least 150 other vessels needing to pass through the crucial waterway are waiting for the obstruction to clear, authorities said.
The discovery was part of a group of 16 poorly preserved mummies found in a temple complex in western Alexandria.
An Israeli official said that five Americans were among the dead. The other victims were French and Czech.
The president has showcased his spotty efforts to help Americans like aid worker Aya Hijazi, who was freed from Egyptian custody after Trump's intervention.