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'Strange' tomb of falcons discovered in ancient Egyptian seaport

An archaeological research team unveiled what they called a strange discovery of a tomb containing 15 mummified falcons decapitated and buried inside a temple.
Statues of Pharaonic Gods Horus and Khnum are displayed at the museum on April 4, 2021, in Cairo, Egypt.

CAIRO — A joint research team from the Spanish University of Barcelona, ​​the Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology and the American University of Delaware have recently discovered a "Falcon Shrine" in the ancient Egyptian seaport of Berenike on the western shore of the Red Sea

According to the results of a study published in the American Journal of Archaeology on Oct. 6, the research team found during excavations in the port a tomb dating back to the late Roman period — the fourth to sixth centuries AD — a period when the city seemed to be partially occupied and controlled by the Blemmyes.

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