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.
Women who wear a burkini face discrimination and scorn among some upper-class circles where such dress is seen as low-class.
Mohamed Amashah, 24, was arrested after standing alone in Cairo’s Tahrir Square with a sign that read: “Freedom for all the political prisoners.”
At least 10 doctors and six journalists have been arrested since the virus first hit Egypt in February, according to rights groups.