At an excavation of a pharaoh’s 4,500-year-old pyramid complex, Egyptian archaeologists discovered dozens of mummified cats — in addition to 100 ornate cat statues.
Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Dr. Khaled El-Enany announced the ancient cat artifacts on Nov. 10, and the Ministry took to Twitter to share images of the long-deceased felines, wrapped in ribbons of cloth.
Ancient Egyptians may not have worshiped their cats, but there’s ample evidence that they viewed the small mammals as divine.
#Tens of #cats #mummies were unearthed in #Saqqara #necropolis along with 100 wooden #gilded #statues of #cats and a bronze one dedicated to the cat #goddess #bastetpic.twitter.com/g0oSQPBhL8
— Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt (@AntiquitiesOf) November 10, 2018 Read more…
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Date/time: 12th November 2018, 06:01