Archaeologists discovers tombs of grounded crocodiles dating back to ancient Egypt

Egypt: The organization of Treasures, burials and antiquities of the Arab world has recently revealed that archaeological scientists have discovered a tomb for grounded crocodiles in Egypt dating back to ancient Egypt. 

Archaeologists discovers tombs of grounded crocodiles dating back to ancient Egypt (image credits Facebook)
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EgyptThe organization of Treasures, burials and antiquities of the Arab world has recently revealed that archaeological scientists have discovered a tomb for grounded crocodiles in Egypt dating back to ancient Egypt. 

It has been reported that the found “Crocodiles” reveal new secrets about the embodiment of the Pharaohs, ancient Egyptian rulers.

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As per the updates, Scientists from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences and the Spanish University of Khain have revealed new secrets about embossing techniques and rituals in ancient Egypt in a recent study published Wednesday in Plus One.

The reports confirmed that the scientists examined ten mummies of crocodiles that were unique before they were discovered at an archaeological site on the Dome of Air, overlooking the west bank of the Nile near Aswan in southern Egypt.

As per the authorities, several hundreds of crocodiles are found in museum collections worldwide, but they only sometimes undergo scrutiny. In addition, the study shows an in-depth analysis of decayed crocodiles to uncover fascinating details.

The archaeologists stated that the found tombs of the Crocodiles are untouched by thieves and gravediggers. The discoveries include five large alligators, whose bodies are complete, plus five skulls.

“No evidence of any particular preparation technique for the mummies: there are no indications of gut erosion and no effect of the use of resin or bitumen (a chemical commonly used to prevent water leakage)”, said scientists.

Furthermore, the examination team explained that during the ancient Egyptian time, embossing animals was usually done by extracting the intestinal embellishment and disposing of it after being removed from the animal’s body.

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During the process, Resin and aromatic plant extracts were also used, the main antibacterial ingredients that preserved the mummies’ soft tissues, thus working to protect the mummies from damage and decay.

Moreover, unlike the traditional method, De Cooper explains the unique embedding process: “The embedding is presumed to have occurred elsewhere, where the bodies of alligators were naturally dried, placed on the surface or buried in a sand environment”.

“Crocodiles was then wrapped in linen and mats made of palm fringe and transported to the tomb, where her final resting place,” said De Cooper.

In the end, archaeologists concluded that the absence of traditional patterns in the science of embossing indicates that different embossing techniques were used in the past. Perhaps embossing locations may also appear different from conventional places where embossing was done.

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