The Ministry of Antiquities of Egypt has announced the native archeologists have uncovered the mummified remains of a large animal, possibly a lion or lioness. An excerpt from the Washington Post’s news story on this event reads:
“The ministry 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.
“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.
“The ministry says it will expand on the discovery at a press conference after running radar scans.”
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