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In Egypt have found a mummy of a giant crocodile

В Египте нашли мумию огромного крокодила The discovery was made during excavations in the area of Nag Hammadi on the East Bank of the river Nile.

Archaeologists have discovered in the North of the Qena governorate in Egypt the mummy of a four-metre crocodile, symbolizing the ancient Egyptian God of water, Sobek.

The discovery was made during excavations in the area of Nag Hammadi on the East Bank of the river Nile.

Here were the tombs of the nobles and the people close to the pharaohs, as well as several temples in honor of the major deities of Ancient Egypt. During field work, the archaeologists have discovered several mummified crocodiles, the length of two of them exceeds 1.2 metres, and the heads of some smaller animals, which the Egyptians also considered sacred.

In addition, were found to be special tools used in the embalming process, and rolls of canvas in which were wrapped the mummies before burial. Remains of animals are unique because they are the first characters found mummified Sobek. It was not known that the inhabitants of the Nag Hammadi honored this deity.

Scientists want to determine what exactly is the period of Board of pharaohs are mummies of crocodiles, and how widely in this area, there is a widespread worship of Sebek.

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