Buried ancient Egyptian animals came from private zoo
Published on September 17th, 2009 | by Admin0
Evidence has been found that the animals found in tombs in Hierakonpolis belonged in a menagerie run by the city’s ruler. Click through the gallery to read more about the discoveries there.
At the edge of a cemetery in Hierakonpolis, Egypt’s first city, lies a baboon, buried 3,500 years ago in a tomb near others containing nine dogs and six cats. It was these animals’ job to protect the elite necropolis.