The Egyptian Antiquities Ministry said researchers had unearthed an unusually large animal mummy, most likely a lion mummy.
Egyptian officials on 11/11 said the mysterious mummy was unearthed in Saqqara, a town south of Cairo.
The archaeological site is a famous ancient "dead city" , located in the famous Step Pyramid land.
Archaeologists often find cat mummies buried by ancient Egyptians. However, the discovery of lion mummies is rare , according to AP.
The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities will announce the details of the latest discovery after conducting mummified research procedures with X-rays.
The female lion statue guarding an ancient Egyptian cemetery, dating from 2575-2450 BC, was found south of the Fayum oasis in 1891. (Photo: Metropolitan Museum of Art)
The first lion mummy found in Egypt was in 2004. This finding shows that people living in the Nile Delta nearly 3,000 years ago considered the lion a sacred creature.
The discovery in 2004 was the result of an archaeological project led by French scientist Alain Zivie. The mummy was unearthed in 2001 in the Maia crypt, Pharaoh Tutankhamun's nanny. The famous Pharaoh is buried with many golden artifacts. He ruled Egypt for 10 years and died in 1323 BC.
Many ancient Egyptian texts mention the nourishment and burial of lions. However, scientists have not found any remains of a lion buried in ancient houses until the discovery in 2004. Mummies were also found in the tomb south of Cairo, across the Nile river. and is located near Memphis, the ancient capital of ancient Egypt.
Lion mummies in 2004 were excavated in the area for the cat god Bastet. The mummy's burial ground also has many other human and animal bones, mostly cats.