Today we take stock of those mysterious things in Ancient Egypt.
The first one, Valley of the Golden Mummies.
Who would have thought that such a super ancient tomb that shocked the world was accidentally trampled by a donkey? In 1996, a guard was riding his donkey at a historical site. He was relaxed and enjoying the ride, lost in his thoughts. As they were crossing a golden desert, the donkey suddenly fell down unexpectedly. The guard who fell off the donkey quickly got up to check, and suddenly found that the hind legs of the little donkey were stuck in a big hole. He quickly picked up the mount. He stretched himself into the big hole and looked inside. He never expected that his little donkey would step out of the most mysterious Valley of Golden Mummies in Ancient Egypt.
234 gold-plated mummies have been discovered in the Golden Mummy Valley. The lineup is huge and can be called an epic level. However, what is even more shocking is that only a small part has been discovered so far. There are at least more than 1,000 mummies in it. Golden mummies, these more than 1,000 mummies are all wearing coats of varying thicknesses made of gold. Archaeologists also divide them into four categories based on the coats they wear. The first type is the golden mummy, which means the body is plated with a layer of gold. The second type is the face painted to resemble gods from Egyptian mythology, such as the leopard-headed human god, the god of the underworld, and the sun god. Four children, these are gods who rule the world.
The third type is mummies lying in human-shaped sarcophagi. Their masks are made of ceramics. Mummies can be wrapped in linen directly. It is not difficult to see that these mummies should be the lowest layer. Civilians, but it is very regrettable that during the archaeological field visit, researchers discovered that this luxurious tomb had been looted in Roman times.
Second, Temple of Bast
In Ancient Egypt, cats were regarded as symbols of gods. They believed that cats were the incarnation of the patron goddess Bastet. In order to seek help from Bastet, people would dedicate cat statues to the goddess. Many cat sculptures were created and priests would mummify deceased cats and offer them as sacrifices to Bastet, especially during the New Kingdom. People’s worship of cats has reached its peak.
It is said that the city where people worshiped the cat god was called Bubastis. It was also the capital of the 22nd Dynasty of Ancient Egypt. Thousands of years after this ancient city of holy cats declined into ruins, European scholars in the 19th century relied on classical documents. With vague guidance, I found the city of Buster, and also found a temple in this city that deserves attention. Although there are other temples in the city, this one is the most majestic.
The number of cat mummies so far is staggering, with more than 300,000 found in the Temple of Bastet alone.