Dozens of cat mummies, rare beetles discovered in Egyptian mausoleums

( CNN) A mass cat cemetery and a collect of rare mummified scarab beetles were discovered during an archeological excavation in Saqqara, Egypt, the nation’s antiquities ministrysaid Saturday.

Four other mausoleums were found, including one belonging to Khufu-Imhat, the overseer of builds in the royal palace.

A collection of scarab beetles was also unearthed in a section called the Memphis necropolis. Two of the insects were wrapped in linen inside a rectangular limestone sarcophagus decorated with paints of big black beetles considered sacred in ancient Egypt.

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