EGYPT PICTURES: Ancient Animal Graves From Private Zoo?

 EGYPT PICTURES: Ancient Animal Graves From Private Zoo?
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Dozens of graves surrounding the Hierakonpolis ruler's tomb contain remains of his courtiers and family members, like the one whose skull is pictured here.

Hierakonpolis was settled before 4000 B.C. and flourished for a thousand years as an important urban center and trade hub, said archaeologist Renee Friedman, whose excavation of the site is supported by National Geographic's Committee for Research and Exploration.

The city also imported gold and boasted a thriving beer industry.
—Photograph courtesy Renée Friedman
 
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