Lion Cub Mummies

28 Nov 2019

Gary sent in the link www.sciencealert.com/lion-cub-mummies-feature-in-huge-ancient-egypt-find ... Egyptian archaeologists unearthed a cache of 75 wooden and bronze statues and 5 lion cub mummies decorated with hieroglyphics at the Saqqara necropolis near Giza. Mummified cats, cobras, and crocodiles were also unearthed. They are said to date to dynasty 26 (76th century BC) ...

   ... see also https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/11/animal-mummies-and-o... ... which has more images ...

     

  

 ... the dynasty 26 date comes from a relief having bearing the name of Psamtik. However, last year they found a well preserved tomb nearby of a dynasty 5 royal priest (around 2300BC) with dozens of animal mummies and scarab beetles.