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Egyptian tomb: Mummified mice found in the "beautiful" ancient chamber



  Inside the grave with colorful paintings surrounding it from the outside.

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Mummified mice are some of the artifacts found in an ornate grave recently excavated near the Egyptian city of Sohag. 1

9659005] Mice and other animals surrounded by two mummified human bodies, and the funeral chamber contains detailed pictures of funeral processions and people working in the fields.

Experts say the grave is over 2,000 years old and is considered a place of recreation. a senior officer called Tutu and his wife. It was discovered in October when smugglers were caught illegally digging artifacts

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquarian Government hopes that the findings will attract visitors to the desert city of 390 kilometers (242 miles) south of Cairo, near the Nile.

  Preserved pictures and hieroglyphics depict Tutu and his workers

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Mostafa Vaziri, the Egyptian secretary general, said that it is a "beautiful, colorful grave" and "one of the most interesting discoveries." ever in this area ". Since the 2011 uprising, political instability and insecurity have affected the tourism industry. The ministry hopes that this new attraction will help bring visitors back.

  Mostafa Waziris represents the walls of a tomb that is decorated with paintings

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A mummified woman and boy belonging to the Ptolemy era were exhibited outside the grave outside. It is believed that a woman was between the ages of 35 and 50 when she died when the boy was 12 to 14 years of age.

  Wrapped and Saved Mother and Child Bodies

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More 50 mummified mice, cats and birds were also found.

  A line of mummified mice and falcons at the exhibition at Tomathi Tomatha, Sohag

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Here the archaeologist studies carefully wrapped falconry.

  An archaeologist with an ancient mummified bird

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Among the treasures found inside the tomb were fragments of painted, decorative faces.

  Painted segments of decorative faces at the exposition in the grave

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The Ministry of Antiquity said that the presentation of this newly discovered tomb aims to "draw the attention of the world to the civilization and antiquity of Egypt."

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