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A tomb containing 500 mummified animals found in Egypt

500 mummified animals have recently been discovered at the Al-Dayabat archaeological site in the city of Sohag south of Cairo. This discovery testifies to the importance of the ancient artifacts still present but not discovered in the country.

Egypt has not yet revealed all its secrets. The Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Khaled Anany, recently announced the discovery of two tombs at the archaeological site Al-Dayabat, in the city of Sohag south of Cairo. One of them contains the mummified remains of a man accompanied by more than 500 animals such as mice, cats and shrews.

The two exhumed sarcophagi have unveiled some of their mysteries. One of the tombs probably sheltered Tutu, a senior official of the Ptolemaic period in ancient Egypt. In a very good state of conservation, the brightly coloured inscriptions on the tombs representing characters and hieroglyphs reveal the burial period that would have taken place more than 2,000 years ago.

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To combat the scourge of smuggling and attract many tourists to Egypt, the government opened the Sohag National Museum in 2018 after twenty-five years of construction. Today, many discoveries of ancient objects and sites are to be found in this Egyptian sanctuary.