Archaeologists Are Just Beginning to Unearth the Mummies and Secrets of Saqqara

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Archaeologists Are Just Beginning to Unearth the Mummies and Secrets of Saqqara

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Geophysical surveys have revealed the remains of numerous temples buried under the sand. Archaeologists have also discovered millions of animal mummies, including dogs, cats and birds, believed to have been left as offerings. Recent finds of mummified cobras, crocodiles and dozens of cats, including two lion cubs, were reported in November 2019 and feature in a Netflix documentary, “Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb,” released this month. Meanwhile the discovery of an underground embalmers’ workshop, announced in April, suggests a thriving business in dealing with the dead, with coffins and masks to suit a range of budgets.

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Found an article about a GPR survey at Saqqara, don't know whether it's related.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10. ... 20.1746891

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Anyone has Netflix subscription to share the thoughts about the documentary "Secrets of the Saqqara Tomb"?

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