An Egyptian archaeological team unearthed a number of cultural relics at the ancient cemetery of Saqqara, about 30 kilometers south of the capital Cairo, including lion cub mummy and the world’s largest scarab sculpture. These cultural relics are about 2,700 years old.
Egyptian Minister of Antiquities Anani described the number of cultural relics discovered this time as a museum in itself. Anani said the artifacts date back to the 26th Dynasty of Egypt in the 7th century BC. Unlike cat mummies, which are often found by archaeologists, it is rare to find an intact mummy of a lion cub. Mustafa Waziri, secretary-general of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, said the scarab statue discovered is the largest stone scarab statue discovered in archaeological history.
The Saqqara area is listed as a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. There are many pyramids of pharaohs and the tombs of many nobles in the area, including the oldest pyramid – the Step Pyramid about 4650 years ago.