This Strange 6,000-Year-Old Ancient Egyptian Tomb Contains Non-Human Mummies
A 6,000-year-old tomb has been uncovered in Egypt’s Necropolis of Saqqara. Archaeologists also unearthed cat and scarab mummies in other burial rooms.
Archaeologists in Egypt are ready to open an unexplored Fifth Dynasty tomb at the King Userkaf pyramid complex. The Necropolis was constructed more than 2,500 years ago, not long after the Great Pyramid of Giza.
According to Mohamed Youseff, the tomb’s entrance was fully undisturbed.
During their investigation, experts discovered numerous tombs containing mummified cats, as well as about 100 wooden cat figurines dedicated to the cat goddess Bastet.
At the same time, several mummified scarabs were discovered. Consider that cats and scarabs were both prominent sacred emblems in ancient Egyptian religion.
This is a significant and rare discovery because many wealthy Egyptians were laid to rest in lavish burial chambers, yet the majority of the tombs were robbed and damaged by robbers.
The vault containing the tombs will be opened soon, and similar finds like this one are possible.