Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Animal mummies discovered at Abydos

A wealth of new discoveries, from animal mummies linked to the jackal god and human remains to an enigmatic statue, are revealing the secrets of an ancient holy place in Egypt once known as the "Terrace of the Great God."

The Abydos burial site reveals a wooden statue of Hatshepsut, the only female pharaoh of Egypt - an extremely rare artifact in both construction and subject.

Adding to the questions raised in the find, the temple also contained dogs that were nursed to health before mummification.

Even with the destruction from tomb robbers, the amount of archaeological information is significant.

Discovery News

Fox News: Animal mummies discovered at ancient Egyptian site

No comments:

Post a Comment

Follow by Email