More than 2,000 mummified sheep heads were unearthed from an Egyptian temple.
Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered more than 2,000 ancient mummified sheep heads, which were believed to have belonged to Pharaoh Ramses II, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities said on Sunday. Ramses II) was left as an offering in the temple.
Some new discoveries of archaeological importance have been made in Egypt, famous for tourism.
It can become a center of attraction for tourists from all over the world.
Dogs, goats, cows, gazelles were discovered by a team of American archaeologists from New York University at Abydos in southern Egypt, famous for its temples and tombs. Mummies of gazelles and mongoose were also excavated.
Sameh Iskandar, head of the American mission, said it refers to a cult celebrating Ramses II 1,000 years after his death.
Please tell that Ramses II ruled Egypt from 1304 to 1237 BC.
Mostafa Waziri, Egypt's head of antiquities, said the discovery allows people to date the temple of Ramses II and its construction between 2374 and 2140 BC to the Ptolemaic period from 323 to 30 BC. ) will help to know more about the activities that have taken place till date.
As well as the remains of mummified animals, archaeologists discovered the remains of a palace with five-metre-thick (16 ft) walls from around 4,000 years ago, in which they found numerous sculptures, remains of ancient trees, leather clothing (leather clothes) and many more have been found.
Abydos, located on the Nile River about 435 kilometers (270 mi) south of Cairo, is famous for its temples such as Seti I as well as its necropolises.
Let us tell you that things of archaeological importance are often found in Cairo.
This shows that, it has been made for political and economic impact than for scientific or historical importance.
About 105 million Egyptians are in dire economic straits and depend on tourism for 10 percent of the GPD, employing two million people.
Cairo expects to receive 30 million tourists a year by 2028, up from 13 million before the coronavirus pandemic.