Dozens of cat mummies found in 6,000-year-old tombs in Egypt

An ancient unopened tomb and rare mummified scarab beetles were also unearthed at the site south of Cairo

Dozens of cat mummies and a rare collection of mummified scarab beetles have been discovered in seven sarcophagi, some dating back more than 6,000 years, at a site on the edge of the pyramid complex in Saqqara, south of Cairo.

Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Enany said the discovery was made by an Egyptian archaeological mission during excavation work started in April.

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