Friday, 17 March 2023

Hoard of mummified cats found in Egypt

Dozens of cat mummies and scarab beetles were unearthed in ancient Egyptian tombs in 2018. The tombs are thought to date to the Fifth Dynasty of the Old Kingdom, which ruled Egypt from about 2,500 BC to 2,350 BC. Depictions of cats were common, reflecting Egyptian worship of the cat god Bastet.
Scarabs also held great religious significance in ancient Egypt. They were associated with the sun god Khepri.