Found a large collection of mummified cats

Найдена крупная коллекция мумифицированных кошек

The items from this set more than 2 thousand years.

In Egypt archaeologists have unearthed a rare collection of mummified cats, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Stranaya.

Animal mummies found in the tomb of the Fifth dynasty of the pharaohs, Dating back to about 2.5-2,35 thousand years BC. e. Scientists are also among the dozens of cat mummies found gilded statues of cats, and a bronze statue of the ancient Egyptian cat goddess Bastet.

In addition, the tomb was found many mummified scarab beetles, which the Egyptians used as amulets.

The artifacts were found in seven tombs found in the past six months on the outskirts of the complex of pyramid of Pharaoh Userkaf in the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, South of Cairo.

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