Millions of Ibises Were Mummified. But Where Did Ancient Egypt Get Them?
The ancient Egyptians left us with plenty of head scratching. How did they actually build the pyramids? Where is Queen Nefertiti buried? What’s inside that mysterious void in the Great Pyramid of Giza? Then there are the deeper cuts. For example: Where did Egypt get the millions — yes, millions — of African sacred ibises that they mummified as offerings to the god Thoth? Experts have put forth a number of explanations, including large-scale ibis breeding farms. DNA analysis from a study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One undercuts that hypothesis, and may help archaeologists get closer to solving the riddle.
Archaeologists in Egypt have found a large animal mummy that may contain the remains of a lion or lioness. Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities said on Monday the mummy was excavated in Saqqara, a town south of Cairo that was a vast necropolis in antiquity and is home to the famed Step Pyramid .
In 2004, the first lion skeleton was found, revealing the sacred status of the animal during ancient times. 20 ancient wooden coffins discovered Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Khaled Al-Anani visited the site on Thursday, according to a Facebook post by the country’s Ministry of Antiquities.
Archaeologists in Egypt have found a large animal mummy that may contain the remains of a lion or lioness.
Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities said on Monday the mummy was excavated in Saqqara, a town south of Cairo that was a vast necropolis in antiquity and is home to the famed Step Pyramid.
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Beyonce and Jay-Z’s 7-year-old daughter Blue Ivy won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award for "Brown Skin Girl" at the 2019 BET Soul Train Awards. Read on for more details!Beyoncé and Jay-Z's oldest child just snagged a major accolade at the 2019 BET Soul Train Awards for her work on "Brown Skin Girl." One of the most popular tracks from 2019's The Lion King: The Gift album, the song won the Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award at Sunday night's ceremony, marking Blue's first songwriting win! To make things even more impressive, this win is a family affair, as Queen Bey and Jay-Z are also credited as songwriters on the single.
Cat statues and mummies have been unearthed from ancient tombs on the edge of the pyramid site south of Cairo. Dozens of cat mummies and a rare collection of mummified scarab beetles have been discovered in seven sarcophagi A collection of wooden, gilded statues of a lion , a cow and a
Mummy wearing gold-gilded face mask discovered at ancient egypt burial ground. Scientists also believe that they may have found the secret of the Great Pyramid ’s near-perfect alignment. Experts are also confident that they have solved the long-standing mystery of the
Archeologists frequently find mummified cats, but the recovery of a lion is rare. In 2004, the first lion skeleton was found, revealing the sacred status of the animal during ancient times.
Egypt’s Antiquities Minister Khaled Al-Anani visited the site on Thursday, according to a Facebook post by the country’s Ministry of Antiquities. The remains of a number of cats were found at the site, some of which were large, officials said.
More details of the discovery will be announced on Nov. 23, the Ministry of Antiquities added.
The pyramid complex of Saqqara is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The complex is a "masterpiece of architectural design," according to UNESCO, which notes that the Step Pyramid, or Pyramid of Djoser, is the first pyramid ever built.
Victoria man found dead in waste collection truck at Vancouver Island facility
A Victoria man whose body was discovered in a recycling truck was likely homeless and trying to keep warm when he died, according to Central Saanich police. Police are not publicly identifying the man, who was in his 20s. His body was discovered about 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 12, when a recycling truck returned to a waste-collection facility on Keating Cross Road in Central Saanich, said Sgt. Paul Brailey. “When it tipped its load of product, which was mainly cardboard, there was a deceased male in his 20s in the back of the vehicle,” Brailey said. The truck emptied about six dumpsters in downtown Victoria between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m.
“We discovered Hitler's Garden in the 4th Zone of the Wolf's Lair,” said Mazurolandia, in a translated statement, adding that experts from the Mazurian A lion mummy may have been discovered at famed pyramid site . Navy UFO mystery deepens amid disclosure that 'unknown individuals' told
Other statues depicted a lion , a cow and a falcon. Egypt has been whipping up publicity for its new historical discoveries in the hopes of reviving a The leader of the excavation holds a statue found in a newly discovered tomb, at an ancient necropolis near Egypt's famed pyramids in Saqqara, Giza
In another project, archaeologists recently uncovered 30 wooden coffins in an ancient necropolis in the southern Egyptian city of Luxor.
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Officials said that the “cache” of coffins was found on two levels of the Asasif Necropolis, a cemetery in the ancient town of West Thebes. The necropolis includes tombs dating back to the Middle, New Kingdom and the Late Periods (1994-332 B.C.).
Photos from the Ministry of Antiquities show colored human-shaped coffins with inscriptions and paintings.
Earlier this year, archaeologists also uncovered an ancient cemetery near the famous Giza pyramids just outside Cairo.
Last year, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo. The large cemetery is located north of Tuna al-Gabal area, a vast archaeological site on the edge of the western desert. It includes several burial shafts and hosts more than 1,000 statues and some 40 sarcophagi as well as other artifacts.
Student's dino skull discovery defies scientists' assumptions: U of A .
A dino skull discovered by a University of Alberta graduate student in 2015 is upending assumptions about the facial structure of dinosaurs. Scott Persons, now a professor and museum curator at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, found the well-preserved Styracosaurus skull in the badlands northwest of Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park. Scott Persons, now a professor and museum curator at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, found the well-preserved Styracosaurus skull in the badlands northwest of Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park. The spiky dinosaur, whose name means “spiked lizard,” was over five metres and had a fan of long horns.