Archaeologists in Egypt discover rare collection of mummified cats and beetles

Archaeologists in Egypt discover rare collection of mummified cats and beetles

Archaeologists in Egypt have found mummified cats, as well as a seemingly original tomb from the fifth dynasty that they want to open in the coming weeks.

Mummified beetles were also one of the artefacts found in seven graves discovered in the past six months on the edge of the Pyramid Complex King Userkaf in the old necropolis of Saqqara, south of Cairo.

While they were preparing the site to present the latest discoveries, archaeologists found the door to another tomb that remains sealed, said Secretary General of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities, Mostafa Waziri.

The grave dates from the fifth dynasty of the old kingdom and is unusual because the facade and the door are intact.

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