Monkeys buried like 'sleeping babies' were imported to ancient Egypt from India as pets

August 25, 2020 - General

The remains of monkeys found buried at an ancient port in Egypt reveal that they were imported from India as household pets, say archaeologists.

Credit: M. OsypińskaThe monkeys, discovered in an animal cemetery in the ancient port of Berenice and found to have been carefully arranged like sleeping babies, were initially thought to have been local to the area.

But by using 3D scanners and comparing the bones with others, researchers…

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Source: archeo

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