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Egyptian mummies paraded through Cairo in ancient rulers procession


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Egyptians fear ‘curse of the pharaohs’ as all-star cast of mummies are paraded through Cairo


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Archaeologists unearth 2,000-year-old mummies with golden tongues in northern Egypt


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Tens of Cat Mummies and 100 Cat Statues Found Near Ancient Egyptian Pyramid

Tens of Cat Mummies and 100 Cat Statues Found Near Ancient Egyptian PyramidAncient Egyptians seem to have been “cat people,” or at least cat mummy people. Researchers have dug up several mummified cats alongside about 100 wooden cat statues in a tomb complex near a pyramid built for the pharaoh Userkaf, who reigned from 2291 B.C. to 2289 B.C., the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities announced Nov. 10. The burials are located near the site of Saqqara in Egypt.



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Dozens of cat mummies unearthed in ancient Egyptian tomb

Dozens of cat mummies unearthed in ancient Egyptian tombAt 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 #bastet. pic.twitter.com/g0oSQPBhL8 — Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt (@AntiquitiesOf) November 10, 2018 #mummies of #cats #discoverd in #Saqqara (#Discovery pic.twitter.com/AFRNERfHBn — Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt (@AntiquitiesOf) November 10, 2018 SEE ALSO: The people have spoken and they want to eat the diseased tomb cheese The mummified cats, however, weren't alone.  Piles of mummified scarab beetles were also found in the tomb. The large beetles lay buried under the lid of heavy limestone sarcophagus for 4,500 years.  #Discovery Unique #Discovery in #Saqqara #Giza #Egypt #mummies of #scarabs #AncientEgypt pic.twitter.com/FkCA9HxY5P — Ministry of Antiquities-Arab Republic of Egypt (@AntiquitiesOf) November 10, 2018 WATCH: Subway rat seizes free avocado, because who wouldn't



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Cat mummies, animal statues discovered in Egypt sarcophagi

Cat mummies, animal statues discovered in Egypt sarcophagiSeven sarcophagi, some dating back more than 6,000 years, have been discovered at a site on the edge of the pyramid complex in Saqqara, south of the Egyptian capital, archaeology officials announced Saturday. Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany said the discovery was made by an Egyptian archaeological mission during excavation work started in April. Three of the tombs had been used for cats, he said, while one of four other sarcophagi discovered at the site belonged to Khufu-Imhat, overseer of the buildings in the royal palace.



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Egypt dig unearths goldsmith's tomb, mummies

Egypt dig unearths goldsmith's tomb, mummiesEgyptian archaeologists have uncovered the tomb of a goldsmith dedicated to the god Amun and the mummies of a woman and her two children, the antiquities ministry said on Saturday. The finds, dating back to the New Kingdom (16th to 11th centuries BC), were made in the Draa Abul Naga necropolis on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor, famed for its temples and burial grounds. A burial shaft in the tomb led to a chamber where the archaeologists discovered mummies, funerary statues and masks, the ministry said.



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Tomb Full of Mummies Unearthed at Luxor

Tomb Full of Mummies Unearthed at LuxorSeveral mummies and more than 1,000 figurines have been discovered at an ancient cemetery located at Luxor in Egypt, archaeologists reported. A team of archaeologists with the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities uncovered the funerary complex during the ministry’s ongoing excavations at the site. The funerary complex contains multiple tombs that were originally built for a man named Userhat, who was a judge in Luxor sometime during what modern-day archaeologists call Egypt’s New Kingdom (1550–1070 B.C.) period, the ministry said in a statement.



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Eight Mummies Discovered In Ancient Egyptian Tomb

Eight Mummies Discovered In Ancient Egyptian TombIn addition to the mummies, archaeologists found 10 sarcophagi and thousands of funerary statues.



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Mummies discovered in ancient tomb near Egypt's Luxor

Mummies discovered in ancient tomb near Egypt's LuxorEgyptian archaeologists have unearthed several mummies, colourful wooden sarcophagi and more than 1,000 funerary statues in a 3,500-year-old tomb near the city of Luxor hailed as an “important discovery”. Antiquities officials had initially said six mummies along with partial remains were discovered near the southern city, but said they had later identified two more mummies. “There are 10 coffins and eight mummies.



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