Mummified puppy found in Egyptian tomb

Published on May 2nd, 2009 | by Admin


A 2,300-year-old puppy has been discovered in an ancient egyptian tomb. It is thought to be one of the world’s rarest mummified animals.

Early Egyptians often preserved cats, birds and even crocodiles, but not often dogs.

Jennifer Wegner, a senior research scientist in the museum’s Egyptian section, explained to Discovery News that unlike some of the other more commonly mummified animals, the ancient Egyptians “had no dog gods, per se, although certain gods, like Anubis, could take the form of a jackal.”

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