Muhammad Sha’alan, the ministry’s representative in the governorate, said they were found in Mukram Mosque in the city of Damanhur, al-Yawm al-Sabi website reported.
He said the rare manuscripts are of great historical significance.
They will be handed to a special committee set up to collect rare handwritten books, Sha’alan went on to say.
Last month, too, a number of old manuscripts, including a copy of the Holy Quran, were discovered in another mosque in Damanhur.
They were found at Sayedi Atiya Abu al-Rish Mosque, director of the province’s Awqaf Department said.
He added that the Quran manuscript is unique in terms of its designs and decorations as well as containing a brief introduction to the letters of the Quran.
The copies had been in the mosque for years but no one knew of their importance.