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Canine pot burials found in Egypt


The remains of dogs found in burial pots have been uncovered at the archaeological site of Abydos in Egypt.

“Of the many jars that were recovered, only 13 have thus far been properly investigated. Of these, four were empty, three contained ibises, and five were filled with dogs,” Ikram said.

While three pots contained skeletonized remains of dogs, the last two housed Houdini and Chewie, two animals with their fur largely intact.

“Although it is common to find birds in pots, it is rare to find other animals buried in this way,” Ikram told Discovery News.

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Story: Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News | Photo: NYU-IFA Mission to Abydos

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