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Mummified lion and dozens of cats among rare finds in Egyp

"A rare discovery of mummified big cats, cobras and crocodiles has been unveiled by Egyptian authorities."

"Egyptologists are thrilled at the cache, which includes dozens of mummified cats, 75 wooden and bronze cat statues, mummified birds, and an enormous mummified beetle three to four times the normal size."

"Egyptian officials hoped that the announcement would help to boost the country’s image abroad, and encourage more tourists to return. 'It’s wonderful promotion for Egypt', said Khaled El-Enany, Egypt’s antiquities minister."

"Of five large mummified wildcats,two have been identified as lion cubs; the remaining three will be analysed to determine their species."

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