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Cats in ancient Egypt, scenes from the tombs.EgypTravel4you-Info

Cats in ancient Egypt were represented in social and religious practices of Ancient Egypt for more than 30 centuries. Several Ancient Egyptian deities were depicted and sculptured with cat-like heads such as Mafdet, Bastet and Sekhmet, representing justice, fertility and power. The deity Mut was also depicted as a cat and in the company of a cat. Cats were praised for killing venomous snakes and protecting the Pharaoh since at least the First Dynasty of Egypt. Skeletal remains of cats were found among funerary goods dating to the 12th Dynasty. The protective function of cats is indicated in the Book of the Dead, where a cat represents Ra and the benefits of the sun for life on Earth. Cat-shaped decorations used during the New Kingdom of Egypt indicate that the cat cult became more...
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Dr Zahi Hawas from palermo “Tomb of Cleopatra will be discovered soon” EgypTravel4you-Info

 “The long-lost tomb of Antony and Cleopatra will be eventually uncovered. The burial site has been finally estimated to be in the region of Taposiris Magna, 30 kilometersaway from Alexandria,” Egyptian archaeologist ZahiHawass said in a statement during Palermo Conference.  “I hope to find the tomb of Antony and Cleopatra soon. I do believe that they are buried in the same tomb,” Hawass stated. “We are so close to discover the accurate location of the tomb; we are on the right way. We know where exactly we have to dig,” Hawass stated to the Italian News Agency.  In a similar vein, an ancient royal celebration hall dating back to the era of Ramses II was previously discovered at Matareya district.  The Hall was unearthed below the soft-brick buildings and...
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The Oldest Village and Perfumery Found in Egypt-EgypTravel4You-Info

In the northern Dakahlia governorate, a US excavation mission has dug up an ancient Pharaonic settlement which is being dubbed history’s oldest village. The head of the mission, Jay Sleifer Stein, announced the news on Wednesday, in attendance of Dakahlia’s Governor Kamal Sharobim and Dean of Tourism Faculty at Mansoura University Dr. Amina Shalaby. The village belonged to the era of Ptolemy III, the third king of the Ptolemaic Dynasty, who ruled Egypt from 246 to 222 BC. The mission was able to confirm that the village was brought to ruins amidst a great war or fight, evident in the discovery of weapons scattered across its streets as well as remains of dead soldiers.   Even more interestingly, Dr. Stein said that the village had history’s oldest perfume...
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Discover untouched Tomb for 4,400 years EgypTravel4You-Info

An exciting tomb discovery – the final resting place of a high priest, untouched for 4,400 years, decorative scenes show the owner, a royal priest named Wahtye, with his mother, wife and other relatives.   The tomb of a Pharaonic priest from the period of the 5th dynasty, then over 4,400 years ago but very well preserved, was discovered in the necropolis of Saqqara, south of Cairo. The agency Mena reports, quoting the Egyptian Minister of Antiquities, Khaled el Anany. The tomb belonged to a royal priest called “Wahty” who lived under Neferirkare Kakai, the third ruler of the dynasty, and is “exceptionally well preserved,” reports the Egyptian agency. Paintings have also come to light in the sepulcher of ten meters in length and three meters in...
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